Nothing is guaranteed. Not safety, not health, not our relationships, none of it. This, however, shouldn't be a source of despair; nothing is guaranteed because the world functions on probabilities. Given this, we can skew the probabilities in our favor, to make it more likely that we're safe, healthy, etc.
How do you change the odds? Make good choices. As they add up, the chance of bad shit happening will decrease because you'll be stacking the odds in your favor. A good friend of mine talks about "banking experiences". This is a great way to think about how this works: you bank your good choices and every good action that you bank increases the chance of good stuff happening while also decreasing the chance of bad stuff happening.
What choices are good choices? Common sense will help here. Exercise, eat well, keep good company. Just like I mentioned in an earlier post about getting strong, if you wanna be healthy, you've got to keep healthy friends.
No matter how much great stuff you bank, you won't ever get rid of the off chance of bad shit happening in your life. The best you can do is minimize the chances of that sort of thing happening and enjoy everyday that goes on without something like that happening. Everyday that goes by with your safety, health, and sanity intact is a day that you've beat the world's odds, and it's a day you've won. Every one of those days is a PR.
3 rounds for time of:
12 Front Squat (135/95)
12 Burpee Pull-ups
Posted by Armen.