Thursday, March 12, 2015
You are awesome no matter what
You did not sign up to walk in and compare yourself to people you didn't know.
You did not sign up to focus on what others are doing.
You signed up to get better, fitter, healthier, stronger, more confident.
Stop looking at what everybody else is doing.
You have 60 minutes from start to finish. Use your time wisely to move more, lift better, build muscles, get good positions.
During the workout, focus on your range of motion, get into an unbeatable mindset- pay attention to yourself. If you are using someone to pace yourself, fine. But don't get caught up in watching people go through motions with bad form or not full range of motion- if you are focusing on the count of someone else's reps, you are wasting your own energy. Use your energy to become more awesome.
You are awesome no matter what that person next to you is doing.
You are there for you. You are not getting better if you feel spiteful, bitter, angry. Let those emotions go. This is life, people are going to lie, cheat, steal, take short cuts, but you do not have to be one of them.
If that person doesn't perform to standard or even skips a set, that is their loss. You may show up lower on the whiteboard than them, BUT you are awesome no matter what.
Your score is used for you to push yourself against the clock, for you to push the you of yesterday to get that extra rep or that extra pound. Do not allow your progress or yourself to be poisoned by the actions of others. Instead, be humble, because you know deep down inside, you did the best you could do, you did the full range of motion, you know that the next time, you will get that extra rep, or you will be able to replace the 2.5's with 5's.
You have 60 minutes from start to finish- focus on you. You are awesome no matter what score you get! If today was the day you decided that you were going to hit the target on every single wall ball or no rep yourself on squats that weren't to depth, don't let that sour your attitude and poison your day when other people who didn't meet this standard scored higher than you. Walk away, the only person your score really matters to is you and the person you want to become.
You are awesome no matter what! Even if you have the lowest score on the board, you showed up and worked hard. You put in effort, which gave you a score. You decided it was time to follow through and meet the standards for every single rep. Don't get down on yourself because someday, that score will be higher or faster.
Everybody signed up for a reason. Everybody keeps showing up for a reason, even if their score isn't their score, even if they can't get that position- they keep coming. It's ok to be last, it's ok to be first, it's ok to be in the middle- everybody is awesome no matter what. Some people need more convincing of this than others. Instead of focusing on negativity, focus on making them feel confident with where they are and what they can do.
Work hard and leave with a smile on your face no matter what.