My best portrayal in scribing down the chaos that goes through my mind on paper. My personal thoughts and muses with simple and complex notions on an ever long journey to become Big, Strong, Fit, Healthy—to become a Beast.
In every tribe, you have your leaders, the majority (those in the middle, who do work), and those who follow and linger in the back. The leaders usually take risks; they make the decisions that set the undertones for the rest of the tribe. The ones who linger back hate risks; they play it safe, often have a bit too much to say and follow what the leaders say. And then you have the majority.
On my journey as of now, I fall into the majority—I do my work day in and day out. I do what I need to do, make my progress daily, and repeat. I take the risks that are needed to succeed, but I also know how to play it safe, as I’m still young. I am not looking to become the leader because I don’t have enough experience to take that role yet, but I’m not going to linger in the back because I have too much fire and gumption in my soul to be a follower.
As I am a part of the majority now, I will not stay there long. And I will not become the leader of this tribe, nor will I linger in the back.
I will break away soon enough. I will start my own tribe.
But in my tribe, there will be no leaders and there will be no followers. There will be neither ascension nor dissension in rank. We will all be the majority—we will all be a unified tribe taking the same journey. Although we may not walk the same paths at the same times, we all have the same drive, the same passion that links us together.
I will not have anyone in my tribe as a front man to take charge of what the great majority has set out to do, what I want to do.
I will not have anyone in my tribe behind me, falling back, becoming stagnant, with idle hands and idle minds.
My tribe will all walk beside me on my journey. We will walk beside each other—for support, for motivation. We may fall from time to time. But we will accomplish. We will conquer. And we will be the new standard. We will succeed, and because of that, I will succeed.
My mother. My father. My brother. My real friends. My team. My family.
Danny Quach is a senior at the University of Georgia
and he’s studying Health Promotion and Behavior. He’s a powerlifter at heart and has done it for over six years. He just competed in his first bodybuilding show in Summer of 2011. For powerlifting, he holds some Georgia records. In his first bodybuilding competition, he placed 2nd
in Novice in INBF Southern States. On his spare time he’s a part of the University of Georgia’s
cheerleading co-ed squads; his favorite past-time? Throwing girls around and catching them.