As we concluded the 1st Paleo Posse Nutrition Challenge on Sunday, it got me thinking... As the challenge began 7 weeks ago, we had 39 people excited, motivated,and ready to take their health and fitness to the next level! On October 2nd, we had the 1st meeting and 29 people showed up to learn and absorb all the information they could. I mentioned to the group that that day, maybe half of you will finish the challenge. And guess what happened? By the end of the challenge we had just over half finish the challenge. After thinking about it more, it posed a few questions...
Why is it that some people are more successful than others?
Why did half the people finish and not everyone?
What did they do different they the others that didn't?
Everyone had the same information. The same resources. We told everyone to do the same thing. What I learned from this experience was the great Law of Cause and Effect. This is the foundation principle of Western philosophy and of modern thought. It says that for every cause, there is an effect.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by accident. This law says that, even if you do not know the reason why something happens,there is still a reason that explains it. Here is one of the most important of all success principles: “If you do what other successful people do, you will eventually get the same results that they do. And if you don’t, you won’t.”
Nature is neutral. Nature does not favor one person over another. It is not a matter of luck, or chance, or accident. It is a matter of law.
It's the priniciple of knowing vs. doing. We know what to do, so why don't we do it? How do we change from knowing and to doing? There are 3 things that I learned from John Maxwell, that need to happen for someone to change for the better.
Hurt enough you have to: CrossFit is HARD! You get sore. You are challenged physically, mentally and emotionally to push yourself to your potential. Imagine when you start CrossFit you are a Honda Accord and you are being pushed to train like you are now a Ferrarri, not an easy task. You have to have some real goals. You have to be fed up with yourself and want better. It's gotta hurt on the inside for you to push yourself to be better. Because CrossFit is going to challenge you and see what you are made of.
You learn enough you want to: Call it an epiphany. Call it divine intervention. Call it becoming empowered. Some of us our fortunate enough to see the light and not only figure out how CrossFit and Paleo works but how they finally figure out how it works in their lives. Once you do, you won't even think about going back to your old ways.
Receive enough you are able to: Through the HARD work, consistency and self sacrifice you figure out this thing really works! It happens when your first pullup, first muscle up, first RX'd WOD or your crush a WOD you thought 'used to' be impossible and you want more! It is amazing to see the transformation in someone when this happens. When this happens you find that this is where the journey to ELITE FITness really begins and you can achieve anything you want too. Posse Challenge participants sound off. Tell us about your experience of the Challenge and what made you successful or not.
EMOTM for 15 minutes
5 Back Squats (225/135)
Max reps push ups/ring rows
*alternate between push ups and ring rows each minute
Posted by Chris.