Most people don’t think of professional wrestling when they think of personal development. On the outside, it seems like just another violent TV show. However, underneath all the people being slammed through tables, pushed off ladders, and beaten with metal chairs, there are some great life lessons.
It’s not just what we see on TV that teaches us these lessons. Some of us enjoy reading and listening to success stories of celebrities. Some wrestlers have literally battled through injuries, addictions, and/or massive failures, only to triumph over all of those issues. Some seemed to be on top of the world, but the wind changed and knocked them down to rock bottom. Like Jim Rohn said, one list of human stories is used as examples –- do what these people did. Another list of human stories is used as warnings — don’t do what these people did.
So in honor of last night being the 2017 edition of my favorite annual wrestling event — the Royal Rumble — here are a few lessons in success from WWE. Click page 2 to start the list!