တကယ္တမ္း ဘဝမွာေအာင္ျမင္မႈရဖို႔ဆိုတာ မလြယ္ပါဘူး။ စိတ္ပါကိုယ္ပါ အမ်ားၾကီးေပးဆပ္အနစ္နာခံရပါတယ္။ နဂိုတည္းက ေငြဇြန္းကိုက္ေမြးလာသူေတြအတြက္ေတာ့ ခ်မ္းသာၾကြယ္ဝျခင္းဆိုတာ ကံၾကမၼာမွာပါၿပီးျဖစ္ေပမယ့္ သာမန္လူေတြအဖို႔ ခ်မ္းသာဖို႔ဆိုတာ ကိုယ္တိုင္လုပ္ယူရတာပါ။ အခုေဖာ္ျပေပးမွာကေတာ့ လူငယ္ေတြအတြက္ အားက်အတုယူစရာေကာင္းတဲ့ နာမည္ေက်ာ္အားကစားအဖြဲ႔အစည္း One Championship ကိုတည္ေထာင္သူ Chatri Sityodtong အေၾကာင္းပဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
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I didn't have time to attend my 20th year Harvard Reunion earlier this month in Boston, but it reminded me of how fast time flies. . It only seems like yesterday that I was in my 20s when I entered Harvard to get my MBA. Back then, I owned a single suitcase with all of my life's belongings. I was so ashamed about my parents' poverty that I kept it a secret at Harvard. Eating one meal a day is not something you rush to tell people, especially at Harvard. I survived on a few dollars a day, counting to the exact penny on a daily spreadsheet. I could not even afford the subway or bus. And the crazy shit is that my mom ended up living in my tiny dorm room in my 2nd year because she had nowhere else to live. . As a child, I didn't grow up poor. In fact, I grew up in a loving home with everything I needed, and more. Life only changed when my parents went bankrupt, and literally lost everything, including their home. Poverty tore my family apart. And my father eventually abandoned the family. . One thing that I can tell you is that money has nothing to do with happiness. Those days at Harvard were some of the best of my life. There was an innocence and purity about those days. I was just a kid chasing his dreams. I had an unquenchable fire in my belly to bring my family out of poverty, to do something with my life, to make my mark in this world. . If you are going through a tough time in your life, my advice is to embrace everything as a wonderful opportunity. It is your time to shine. Work hard and drive through it. Cherish the lessons. Count your blessings. Never give up. Always remember that the greatest stories in human history are those that involve immense suffering and the triumphant overcoming of it. . Adversity is the mother of greatness. You are more powerful than you know. You see, a clay pot sitting idly in the sun will always be just a clay pot. It is only through the heat and fire of the furnace does a clay pot turn into beautiful porcelain. . We are all just claypots ready to turn into beautiful porcelain. Embrace the fire. . Comment below if you agree!
Sityodtong ဟာ ထုိင္းဂ်ပန္ကျပားတစ္ဦးပါ။ သူ႔ဘဝမွာေအာင္ျမင္ခဲ့တာမွန္သမွ်က ကံေၾကာင့္ခ်ည္းသက္သက္မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ သူ႔ၾကိဳးစားအားထုတ္မႈေတြအမ်ားၾကီးပါပါတယ္။ အခုဆို Sityodtong ဟာ အာရွရဲ႕အၾကီးဆံုးအားကစားမီဒီယာ၊ အာရွတစ္ခြင္ အထင္ကရၿမိဳ႕ၾကီးေတြမွာ ကမာၻ႔အဆင့္ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) ပြဲေတြကို က်င္းပေပးေနတဲ့ One Championship ရဲ႕ စီအီးအုိျဖစ္ေနပါၿပီ။
Sityodtong က လက္ရွိမွာ အသက္၄၉ႏွစ္ရွိပါၿပီ။ Sityodtong ငယ္ငယ္တုန္းက ဘန္ေကာက္မွာေနၿပီး မိဘေတြကလည္း စီးပြားေရးေခ်ာင္လည္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ အာရွစီးပြားပ်က္ကပ္ျဖစ္ေတာ့ သူ႔မိဘေတြက စီးပြားပ်က္သြားပါတယ္။ အိမ္ေရာကားေရာေရာင္းလိုက္ရပါတယ္။ သူ႔အေဖကလည္း သူတို႔သားအမိႏွစ္ေယာက္ကိုပစ္ၿပီး အိမ္ကေနထြက္သြားပါတယ္။ ငယ္ငယ္တုန္းကေတာ့ ပိုက္ဆံမရွိ အလုပ္မရွိနဲ႔ အရမ္းၾကပ္တည္းခဲ့တာပါ။
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A mother's love knows no bounds. When we had nothing, my mom lived with me in my tiny dorm room at Harvard during my 2nd year. And when I moved to Silicon Valley after graduation, we slept on the office floor in sleeping bags so I could chase a crazy dream and launch my 1st startup. We survived on $1.50 frozen microwave meals. During those times, my mom and I would often talk about our dreams. One of her biggest dreams in life was to live in New York City. Even though it seemed impossible at the time, I promised my mom that I would buy her a place one day in the Big Apple. Years later, when I first made some money, I spent it all on a dream condominium in the heart of New York City as a surprise gift for my mom. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon, and I pushed open the door to her new home to give her a tour. She was speechless before breaking down in tears. My mom finally had a sense of inner peace after struggling for so many years without a home to call her own. Our family suffered through a lot after my father had abandoned us many years earlier. My eyes watered up as I hugged my mom tightly, thanking her for her unconditional love, support, and belief. I still count that day as one of the happiest moments of my life. We don't make a life by what we earn. We make a life by what we give. Life might be full of suffering and tragedy, but it is also full of beauty and love. #gratitude Comment below if you think moms are the best too!
သူ အသက္၁၈ႏွစ္ေရာက္ေတာ့ မိခင္ျဖစ္သူက Harvard Business School မွာ ေက်ာင္းသြားတက္ဖို႔တိုက္တြန္းပါတယ္။ အသက္၂၀မွာေတာ့ ေၾကြးယူၿပီး အေမရိကားမွာ စာသင္ဖို႔ဆံုးျဖတ္ၿပီးေတာ့ ခရီးေဆာင္ေသတၱာတစ္လံုးနဲ႔ သူထြက္လာခဲ့ပါတယ္။
“ကြ်န္ေတာ့္မိဘေတြဆင္းရဲတာ ကြ်န္ေတာ္သိပ္ရွက္တယ္။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ ဒါကိုဘယ္သူ႔မွမေျပာဘူး။ တစ္ေန႔ကို ထမင္းတစ္နပ္ပဲစားႏိုင္တာ လူေတြကိုေျပာျပစရာမွမဟုတ္တာ။ အထူးသျဖင့္ ဟားဗက္မွာေပါ့။” လို႔ Sityodtong က ဆိုပါတယ္။ ဟားဗက္ေရာက္ေတာ့ ေထာက္ပံ့ေၾကးရတဲ့ ၁၀ေဒၚလာကို ထို္င္းႏိုင္ငံမွာရွိတဲ့ သူ႔အေမဆီပို႔ၿပီး သူကေတာ့တစ္ေန႔ ၄ေဒၚလာနဲ႔ေနထိုင္စားေသာက္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ Sityodtong ဟာ အပိုဝင္ေငြအတြက္ အလုပ္မ်ိဳးစံုလုပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဥပမာ ေမြ႔ထိုင္းသင္ေပးတာ၊ စာျပန္သင္ေပးတာေတြလုပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။
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I keep this photo in my office as a reminder to give 1000% of myself to each and every day. I remember this post-fight interview like it was yesterday even though it was many years ago in Thailand. I can count on one hand the number of times that I cried in life. I never cry. However, I cried like a baby after I went back to the locker room that night. I also cried myself to sleep. And I cried the next day too. You see, the worst kind of loss is the one where you lose to yourself. As a fighter, I performed well below my abilities because I had succumbed to my fears, doubts, and insecurities that night. I lost to myself. I can accept losing to a better man, but I cannot accept losing to myself. In life, we are either "all-in" or we are nothing. Greatness lives in all of us, but we cannot unleash it with one foot in and one foot out. Either we are alive with passion, or we are not. Either we listen to what it is that ignites our souls, or we do not. Either we conquer our fears, doubts, and insecurities, or we do not. You can fool the world, but you can never fool yourself. Deep down inside all of us, we know if we are giving it our all or not. We know if we are doing everything to unleash our potential in life or not. We know if we are truly giving ourselves to our dreams or not. It doesn't matter what other people think or say about us. It only matters what we think about ourselves. At the end of the day, the greatest achievement in life is to outperform yourself. Comment below if you agree and tag someone who needs to hear this message!
၁၉၉၉ခုႏွစ္ ဘြဲ႔ရၿပီးတဲ့အခါမွာေတာ့ Sityodtong က သူ႔အတန္းေဖာ္အနည္းငယ္နဲ႔အတူ NextDoor Networks လို႔ေခၚတဲ့ နည္းပညာလုပ္ငန္းတစ္ခုကိုလုပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ထို႔ေနာက္မွာေတာ့ သူက နယူူးေယာက္ကိုေျပာင္းသြားၿပီး ရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံေရးပိုင္းမန္ေနဂ်ာအေနနဲ႔ အလုပ္လုပ္ခဲ့ရာမွာ ဝင္ေငြသန္းနဲ႔ခ်ီၿပီး ၾကြယ္ဝလာခဲ့တာပါ။ ၁၀ႏွစ္ေလာက္ၾကာတဲ့အခါမွာေတာ့ Sityodtong ဟာ သူ႔ရဲ႕Wallstreet လုပ္ငန္းကေန အနားယူခဲ့ၿပီး သူတစ္သက္လံုး ဝါသနာပါခဲ့တဲ့ ေမြ႔ထိုင္းဘက္ကိုကူးေျပာင္းခဲ့ပါတယ္။ သူကိုယ္တိုင္ဟာလည္း ငယ္စဥ္ကတည္းက ေမြ႔ထိုင္းကစားလာတဲ့ တိုက္ခိုက္ေရးပညာရွင္တစ္ဦးျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
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Grit is everything. The person who is willing to endure the most suffering for his/her dreams is the one who is most likely to achieve them. It does not matter what it is, or what the goals are. The difference between success and failure in life is a very, very, very thin line. No matter who you are, life will eventually knock you down hard at some point and make you question everything. What you do in those moments will dictate the trajectory of your life. It is always good to remember that winners never quit, and quitters never win. Never give up on the people and things that you love, especially your dreams. If we are unwilling to fight through the worst days of our lives, then we do not deserve the best days of our lives. I know everyone is suffering around the world right now, but let us remember that we are all fighting together. No one is alone. In many ways, this tragic experience is teaching us yet again that humanity is ONE. We all love, laugh, cry, and dream. Let us always be kind, empathetic, and compassionate to each other, but even more so in these times. Let the power of the beautiful human spirit conquer all! #WeAreONE Comment below if you agree!
၂၀၀၉ခုႏွစ္မွာေတာ့ Sityodtong က အာရွဘက္ကိုျပန္ေရာက္ေနပါၿပီ။ ၿပီးတဲ့ေနာက္ စကၤာပူႏိုင္ငံမွာ MMA အဖြဲ႔အစည္းၾကီးကိုတည္ေထာင္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ထပ္ ၂ႏွစ္အၾကာမွာ သူနဲ႔ ESPN Sports ရဲ႕ စီနီယာအလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ Victor Cui တို႔ပူးေပါင္းၿပီး mixed martial arts (MMA), Muay Thai နဲ႔ kick-boxingၿပိဳင္ပြဲေတြအတြက္ စကၤာပူအေျခစိုက္ One Championship ကိုတည္ေထာင္ခဲ့တာပဲ ျဖစ္ပါေတာ့တယ္။ အခုကေတာ့ ကိုယ့္ထူးကိုယ္ခြ်န္ၾကိဳးစားၿပီး One Championship ကိုေမြးထုတ္ေပးခဲ့တဲ့ Sityodtong အေၾကာင္းကို scmp သတင္းစာမ်က္ႏွာကေန ေဖာ္ျပေပးခဲ့တာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။