Happy Friday! Megan wrote this post about venturing off the beaten path in favor of seeking something more difficult. If something is challenging it usually means it is worth doing. Check out her take on risk and reward!
I recently stumbled upon a fork in the road. One way led down a nice, even dirt road with the promise of comfort at the end. The other led up a rocky peak with questionable footing and the challenge of a climb, but would lead to success at the top. I could either continue on the path I was on and be comfortable or choose to scale the rocky peak and have faith in myself that I would ultimately reach the top.
One of the things CrossFit has taught me is to be okay with being uncomfortable. That’s how we get better in our fitness, and it’s an important lesson in life. We need to push our limit to make an adaptation occur, that’s how we get stronger. We need to take risks to reap rewards. The nice, even road is great every once in a while, but spend too long on it and you’ll grow complacent. Opportunities may present themselves along that nice road, but if you’re too comfortable with where you’re at, you’ll be left to wonder “what if…?” later on.
I’ve chosen to climb. I may not climb straight up, I may zig zag, I may stumble and lose my footing, but I’ll be moving up and making progress nonetheless.
Megan getting set before ripping the bar off the ground at one of last year's NLI events.
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