On Fridays I send a note to our email list on various topics that I might be thinking on during the week. I call them my Food For Thought Friday topics. I had another topic I wrote about for this week, and then on my way home from an evening hockey meeting for my oldest I came across a really short podcast recording from Jason Khalipa, the head of NCFIT (the new programming company we utilize in our group CrossFit classes).
Jason’s podcast was recorded right before he presented in front of coaches and gym owners at the 2023 Two Brain Business Summit. Thankfully, I was able to be in attendance to hear him along with Coach Millie, Coach Alyssa, and Coach Ali.
He and his staff were amazing. He definitely earned his confidence on the stage.
I wanted to share this brief listen because I thought the message was really powerful.
Jason talked about earning your confidence. And that happens through true preparation.
It made me think back to a workout we had not too long ago.
I was carrying a 62lb kettlebell back and forth in the gym for what seemed like a lifetime.
My shoulders and forearms were on fire.
I was breathing hard.
I wanted to set down the bell just to give my body a break.
But I didn’t.
Because in the middle of that workout I thought about…
“What if I couldn’t set this weight down?”
“What if setting this weight down meant failure or disaster?”
“What if setting this weight down meant life or death?”
Could I hang on then?
I know that seems like a pretty intense conversation with myself in the middle of a simple workout, but that’s just where I went.
If you’ve never heard the quote from Archilochus here it is:
“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”
I know were all just here trying to lose weight, be stronger, feel better, and look better.
Those are our expectations.
But what does our training look like?
Are you earning the results you want?
For me, I want to be strong – spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I want to look great for my wife. And I want the freedom to do what I want physically for as long as humanly possible.
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not always earning like I should. This was a nice reminder for me that if I’m discouraged I’m not rising to my expectations, maybe I should take a look at my training.
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