Through the Eyes of a BEAST- Journal Entry #2

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 width=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. Entry #2 “If you rest, you’ll rust.” So many times I’ve seen a young buck, just like me, with so much potential, be it in sports, bodybuilding, or academics.  They excel without trying.  They have a gift.  The genetics have aligned with a situation that has fallen right where they’re standing… and they throw it all away. They didn’t want it.  They were good at it, sure, but they didn’t want to hone their craft.  It’s easy, it’s comfortable.  Anytime struggle or an obstacle they aren’t used to presents itself, they want to take a break; they want to rest. And all the while, the underdog, the one who may not have the craft just yet, the one who is fighting against genetics, the one who gave a big middle finger to anyone who doubted him… that’s when he takes center stage. Being naturally good at something doesn’t give you the right to not work for it.  It doesn’t give you the right to look down on those who may be climbing the mountain you’re sitting on top of and throw rocks rather than lend a hand.  It doesn’t give you the right to take a rest. To sit in the rain, where it’s comfortable. Where it’s cool. Because while you’re resting in the rain, the underdog is climbing the mountain, weathering the storm. And he’ll soon reach you.  And now that his body has endured the elements, he’ll surely surpass you. And as he’s found newer heights, he’s drying off.  He’s basking, shining in the sun.  On top. While you sit 2nd tier, drying, resting, rusting. 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.