Pardon the hyperbole, but in life there really are only two kinds of people: those who win, and those who wish they could win. If you take all the pretenders and stack them up as high as Space Mountain, then at the very top, standing over a mound of damaged egos would be The Man…
The sixteen-time world champion, styling and profiling, limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ ‘n dealin’ son of a gun!
Who knows more about winning than the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair?
Throughout his prolific career, the Nature Boy was widely recognized as the greatest professional wrestler of his era. He has headlined sold-out arenas all over the globe, from Raleigh to Tokyo, a hundred times over. He has locked horns with the best of his profession across generations.
Steamboat. Sting. Savage. Michaels.
The checklist goes on forever.
Despite his impressive accolades, it really isn’t what Flair has accomplished that he will be most remembered for, but mostly how he did it.
So what exactly does it take to reach the top of the mountain, to succeed and be magnanimous like the Nature Boy? Here are sixteen lessons that Ric Flair’s life and career have taught us about winning.
First Lesson : Recognize greatness, then steal from it