Fighters achieving goals! Feels awesome right? Well, yes and no… If you’re struggling to feel fulfilled and find direction after reaching a big goal in the sport, you’re not alone.

In this episode, Muay Thai aficionado Matt Lucas shares his personal experience running a marathon but feeling indifferent after finishing. Achieving goals can be anticlimactic – it’s more about the personal growth during the journey.

The MENTAL skills you build are transferable to anything in life after Muay Thai. Self-belief, perseverance, strategic thinking – these will serve you well in future endeavors.

Achieving Goals – Diversity

Matt reflects on leveraging his diverse skills in photography, writing, managing, public speaking and Muay Thai to build visibility and opportunity. It’s about maximising your platform and positioning yourself for growth.

For fighters, he uses the analogy of skills compounding on each other. Being able to jab makes the cross more effective. Developing multiple abilities makes you more dangerous and well-rounded.

If you compete in Muay Thai and want perspective on achieving goals, give this a watch! Matt provides grounded advice on managing expectations, building lifelong skills and strategically developing your abilities. You’ll come away motivated and with a fresh mindset.

by Don Heatrick

Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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