How much chronic pain do you endure from arm wrestling before you hang up the towel? How many injuries should you have before you stop arm wrestling and what is the pay-off?
Being a champion arm wrestler is definitely something to be proud of, but it doesn't come without a price.
Spending money to travel and compete is one of the costs too compete. There is typically no monetary payoff for being an arm wrestling champion.
Losing physically or financially motivates people, makes them work harder or differently, and strive to get to the top. People that are weak, quit. People that a strong, push forward. For me, losing motivates me to change things and get back to the top.