We had the good fortune of connecting with Bartley Weaver IV and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bartley, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I’m willing to work hard. To become greater you have to push harder. Wether that is going to the gym when you don’t feel like it, or finishing your to do list before going to sleep. I try to become better daily. If you follow your passions, you will naturally progress toward success.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It wasn’t easy becoming a professional competitive eater and professional bodybuilder. It took decades to master the dedication and discipline required to separate myself from my competitors. There were injuries, setbacks, and a lot of second places. I had a goal to become the first pro ever in both categories, and I knew persistence would eventually pay off.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
All glory goes to God. I’m incapable of juggling all of the responsibilities associated with all of my hobbies without the Lord’s guidance.
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