The Telling of Titles

Do you have a title alongside your name? It seems that we all do with regards to Mr., Ms. or anything similar. How about all those professional titles or degrees we acquire over the years? We work our way up the “corporate ladder” from an assistant to possibly president of a company someday. Does that mean everything to you in business? Or, could you take it and leave it?

In the WWE or other related forms of sports entertainment, the titles and belts MEAN something. It’s what you attain for at the top of your game. The WWE currently has 18 title championships. 18! I had to look that up what with the many brands in the business nowadays. Back when I watched, there were only a few titles and each show didn’t have their own division with belts. Are those titles important for you to see around your favorite’s waist? A title doesn’t mean you are better off for having one. You may have earned it but is it ALL of you?

Fame, money, recognition and all that go hand in hand but it also depends on your version of that success. Warrior was very different with not wanting a belt to prove his worth to fans. He even said: “I don’t need a belt… I don’t need it.” That was outrageous for an athlete to even utter those words. He did after all win those titles but didn’t necessarily want that to be the primary focus of his character.

It can and does mean so much more to others in different ways. How about you? Sure, we need success for our livelihood but is being at the top always the end goal? Hmmm… One to think about for sure. Even if you are “the boss,” you have to ask yourself why you wanted that title in the first place. Some may want it to prove they can get it (like WWE performers) but others may want it for power or to be liked. If you aren’t liked as a boss or champion, many could be jealous of your position. Maybe you aren’t a good boss or champ anyway.

The “claim to fame” has both positives and negatives as does working towards that elusive title. Am sure you fans would still follow your favorites with or without a title, belt, or “strap” as Warrior called it. I know I did. Of course, I loved when U.W. proved his worth by obtaining a belt but it was never just that with me. Ever. My emotions were better when he didn’t have one as I’ve said before.

Back in the day, very few performers had the chance of winning a championship title. Such a challenge with competition between those selected. Now, it’s almost the entire roster of talent that is able to vie for a title. Is this better or worse? It all depends on how you look at it but again, we all evolve.

When you are able to look back on something– what is it you remember most? Career goals will differ from personal ones but those titles may creep in. You should be proud of professional success however, don’t forget to let the REAL you shine. ✨

I have seen many twitter bios on some profile pages of former wrestlers. Not that I’m looking but we have followers in common. Some mention their pro career, some list their life now, and some use both. My page is mostly professional since that is why I use twitter. Other social media is more personal with family life. I happen to love those guys who list the NOW more. You can have your own opinion, this is just mine.

Is it that important to list you being a champ 11, 12, or more times? Maybe it is for them but true fans are loyal despite that number. My memories of any Superstar back then never just revolved around winning a title or even how many times. The titles do matter, don’t misunderstand here and of course famous people’s bios will differ from us regular folks.

Warrior’s greatest contributions that he was MOST proud of are his daughters. I totally agree. One’s personal life should always come before one’s professional life. However that looks for you– believe in the personal titles. They hold much more meaning than any “strap” ever will. 💖

P.S. I didn’t have Twitter before Warrior passed so no idea what his bio was. I can guess though!

P.P.S. I value my personal titles more than pro ones I accomplished. On that, Warrior and I agree- yet again.,,

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“Fear is an Aberration!”

“Fear, fear is an aberration.

Fear is the air that cowards breathe.

Fear is the first taste of defeat.

The Warrior only breathes the air of the brave and the Warrior only feasts on the fruit of VICTORY!”

~~~ The Ultimate Warrior

~~~11/25/89 (before his SNME match against Andre the Giant)

Such powerful words as always from the Ultimate Warrior and I have made this part of my meditation everyday. Maybe that sounds crazy to some but us warriors have a little bit of crazy in us for sure! 😜 Are you fearful or fearless? I used to say it depended on the situation but now I choose the latter.

The most important thing to remember with the word FEAR is that it has no power over you. Also, do not compare yourself to others as I always did. I used to think nobody would believe my “fearful” situations but just chalk them up as silly. Everyone else’s were much more important or dramatic than mine.

That was an incredibly tough mindset to get out of. So very tough. Our past really does affect our future whether we believe that or not. Even though some of my life stories weren’t as drama filled as others, I don’t shy away from them now and in fact I defend them. They make us who we are and form us into the people we become. Not everyone is a “risk-taker” or outgoing but that doesn’t mean you are fearful.

Sometimes, we hit our stride later but everything is in perfect timing. I always did stuff that wasn’t with the “norm” (like Warrior in a way) but was it considered fearless? Probably not. That used to bother me SO much but now, not at all. People’s definitions of some words are never the same and they place labels or their own experiences over everything. Comparing can become such a nasty habit and some people never outgrow it. Don’t be one of those people and I hope as warriors, you are not.

Warrior’s passing has brought me into the most fearless I have ever been. My humility makes this so hard to write but it is very true. There are things I never even dreamed or imagined doing and did fear dominate? NO! Well, I must admit in the beginning it did just a little. I’ve evolved so much since then. I look at Dana and just marvel at her accomplishments. To think she describes herself as introverted shocks me. I know she also never imagined this life without Warrior. She is fearless in her own right but he would’ve wanted that for her.

I am also certain people I know could never have guessed how my life would change with his passing. I have a few other opportunities on the horizon and can’t wait to share more details soon! Be your OWN fearless warrior with whatever projects are in the works for you. Keep those dreams active and abolish fear.

What is holding you back? Let me guess… Judgments, resources, time, finances, unworthiness, laziness, losing your “comfort zone,” and am predicting others. I definitely have had some of this on my journey. Listen to that intuition like I have said before but life is always a balancing act. Head versus heart every single day. Who wins? Such a hard one depending on your circumstance. We should follow the “do what feels good or right for you” saying but not at the expense of becoming penniless or a victim. Did Warrior listen to fear or follow his intuition? I think we all know that answer as we must do the same.

Think of all the areas in your life where fear dominates. Possibly try narrowing down that list and conquer a few. I can say to dive right in but realistically some cannot. Literally speaking, I never did learn how to dive! LOL!!

Be able to look back on your life and say how fearless you were or how you evolved. You will never regret kicking fear to the curb or pinning it to the mat. Replace fear with a victorious NEW word of fearlessness. Learn it. Know it. OWN it. Always believe it. You can also make fear an aberration. Warrior did. Dana did. I am and you can too. 💖💪🏻👍

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