The story of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is a very interesting one. All you need to do is read her autobiography, ‘My Fight/Your Fight’, to see how much of a wild journey it has been, but Rousey recently opened up once again in an interview while promoting her UFC 193 main event against Holly Holm on SportsCenter.
Rousey has unrivaled focus and motivation in mixed martial arts, so she was asked where that came from.
For Rousey, a large part of her motivation came after winning a bronze medal in the Olympics. After an argument with her mother, Rousey decided to leave home and ended up living out of her car.
“After the Olympics, I came home and I was at my mom’s while I was getting a job while I was looking for a place. I just got a job and me and my mom got into a big argument and so instead of going home, I stayed in my car until I found a place,” Rousey said, via FOX Sports.
“People kind of over play it up me living in my car. I was only really there for like a week or week and a half.
“There’s no better way to get motivated than if you’re homeless. If you’re homeless and not hustling, you’ve got a problem because I was never more motivated to find a place than then.”
That is advice that anyone can learn from.
Even some of the most successful people in the world had their fair share of trials and tribulations throughout their life, but it is the ability to stick with your dreams that separates those from the rest.
If you can learn anything from Rousey, it is that nothing can stop you from achieving your goals.
You just have to find the proper motivation even if it comes in an unorthodox way.
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