Just a reminder, the CrossFit 818 2012 Holiday Fun-tacular Divebar Takeover is tonight at the Capri, at 9:30 PM!
"If the 'why' is important enough, then no 'how' is too difficult."
I have no clue who first said that, but last week a friend of mine posted it on her Facebook and it got me thinking. Why don't we do the things we want to do and why don't we achieve the goals we set for ourselves? Simply put, we fail when we don't want it enough. As one of my favorite motivational videos says, "You've gotta want it more than you want to breathe."
While that video is more about making sacrifices in order to achieve your goals, I like to think of this quote as more empowering. What if I told you I'd give you $1,000,000 if you did 3,000 burpees in one sitting? Some of you would laugh and say "nothing could make me do something that stupid!" Really? Nothing? What if I could give you back your childhood? Or make the love of your life fall in love with you? Or give you your dream job? Would you reconsider? If I stumbled onto the right thing to promise you, and if you really believed I could make it happen, would you change your answer from "there's no way I could do that" to "let's do this"? If your answer changes, then we've found what truly motivates you; we've found what can drive you to do anything, overcome any hardship, and withstand any pain.
So what is it? Do you know what you want so much that you'll do anything to get it? As the new year comes, you're going to be surrounded by people who set these crazy goals for themselves with absolutely no idea of how they're going to make it happen. Inevitably, they will fail; not just because they lack the support mechanisms and the knowledge, but because they lack the pure, gritty willpower. You can set any goal you want, and as long as it's properly motivated, you'll find a way to make it happen.
Sound off in the comments if you know what motivates you, what pushes you to be better, and what makes you keep going during hard workouts, long nights at the office, and tough work!
"The Heat Miser"
3 rounds for reps of
1 minute double unders
1 minute burpees
1 minute power cleans (135/95)
1 minute jumping lunges
1 minute knees to elbows
1 minute rest
Posted by Armen.