“Box on!”


A phrase that I heard when I was a child and which has, not only stayed in my memory, but defined my life.


The story is, that a boy at a school took part in boxing lessons and practice.  Why, we don’t know.  In any case it’s irrelevant.  It seems that the boy was not very good at the art of boxing, but he was very determined.  Every time he took a punch, or was winded, and once or twice ko’d he’d hear his coach say:”Box On!”.  And he did.


That’s it.  A short anecdote, but a powerful one.  I don’t know what happened to that boy, but I assume that he never became a champion – not as a boxer anyway.  But determination and the ability to keep on going are skills that can be used in all areas of life.


Never give up.  Strive for what you believe is right.  Have faith in yourself.  In short:

“Box on!”


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