I received my brown belt in jiu-jitsu today. By my rough calculation, I have spent at least 2,400 hours on…
Luck And Your Greatness
If you had told me 12 months ago that Vitor Belfort, Miesha Tate, Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Sage Northcutt, Yushin Okami, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Rich Franklin, Yodsanklai Fairtex, Giorgio Petrosyan, Andy Souwer, and many other global martial arts superstars would now be a part of ONE Championship today, I would have laughed at you.
I don’t know what I did in my life to be blessed with so many amazing people who believe in me – family, loved ones, friends, athletes, fans, colleagues, agents, coaches, investors, governments, CEOs, media, acquaintances, and even strangers. No words can express what I feel in my heart for all of the kindness, love, belief, and trust given to me. I am indebted to all of you forever, and I will not let you down. I will do everything in my power to use my lucky blessings for the good of humanity. Through the beauty of storytelling, the power of media, and the magic of our heroes, we inspire millions (and eventually billions) to dream more, do more, and be more in life. We ignite hope, celebrate values, create dreams, inspire nations, and change the world. In reality, I am just a simple guy who is chasing the biggest dream of his life. Please accept my sincere appreciation and gratitude for everything you have done for me. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. #gratitude
If there is anything that I have learned from my journey, it is that luck plays a big role in life. However, luck is not blind. I believe that integrity, hard work, courage, resilience, and compassion together often create good luck. If you do your best every day, and you help others to succeed, good things are bound to happen.
Dream big. Do good. And chase your greatness. #WeAreONE
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.