Head coach Dylan always reminds us that Muay Thai is a journey. There will always be people who are better, pick it up quicker, and people who work harder. The most important thing is that we stop comparing ourselves to others. In essence, it is and was always about our own journey; our personal story. The only person who can make sure to do the hard work, stay motivated and stay focused is the individual; be accountable for your own development.
I now keep journals to not only leave breadcrumbs behind, but also that one day if I ever forget why and where I started, I'll remember that I, too, was once a blank page.