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Losing My First-Ever Muay Thai Fight Taught Me 5 Brutal Lessons
#2 Never underestimate your competition
“Kill, kill, KILL” screamed my mind as his left cross vibrated through my skull.
I retaliated with a thundering right shin kick into his rib guard.
As he took a timeout to adjust his guards, I paced — with a drumming heart and twitching muscles.
Taunting me, he played defensively — landing light low kicks and solid left hooks.
But drunk on adrenaline, I street-fought — swinging haymakers and high kicks in vain.
One warning for rash fighting. Two warnings.
As the bell sounded, I knew I had lost.
As he bear-hugged me, I felt disappointed and ashamed — but strangely elated.
Those 4 minutes in the ring taught me more than what 4 months would.
I want to distill those brutal insights into 5 valuable life lessons.