I was in the drive-thru at a Sonic when I got a phone call from an unknown number.
I answered it.
It was my doctor.
He said, Jaqub, I hate to be the one to inform you – you have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
I was 19 years old and was a standout wrestler on the State, National and International level.
You just don’t know what journey wrestling is really preparing you for.
The life traits, attitude, and perseverance the sport of wrestling teaches you are beyond anything any school can do for you.
In reality, my wrestling career prepared me for my greatest match….. against LIFE.
I believe every experience we go through in life is to prepare us for what is to come in our lives.
To teach us the life lessons we need to know so we can best handle our ultimate test, somewhere in the future.
I believe that our lives are an accumulation of life lessons that can only be learned by personal experience, to be completely understood.
I believe the universe takes us on goals and missions in our lives we believe are the most important things to us at the time.
It does this to teach us lessons that we need to experience and learn, so we can successfully execute them when our real mission in life finally arrives.
I believe that if you really listen, your soul will talk to you.
And when it does…
Listen, Trust, Act
Your Soul Knows is book #3 in the “Every Breath is Gold” Memoir Series