The other day I was stumbling around YouTube reviewing old ESPN commercials (which is an outstanding expenditure of time in case you were wondering). One of the related videos was a Michael Jordan "Legendary" commercial from a few years back. For the record, I know very little about basketball but like MJ a lot because of his style of leadership. What you gather from his interviews and commercials is not a player bragging about his success but a person who understands the necessity of hard work and dedication.
When I saw this video I connected the dots between what Jordan was saying and what I had watched over the weekend at the CrossFit Games. Athletes showcasing the best of their abilities in high stress situations is pretty incredible no matter what sport it is. What we see on TV is the finished product - the culmination of countless hours spent in the gym, running plays on the field and taking cuts in the batting cage. It might be easy to think that these talents come naturally which is why they are so good at their trade. Truth be told, these athletes work pretty damn hard, harder than many of us can imagine in order to get to where they are. Remember, you can have results or excuses but not both.
"Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn't."
6 Rounds for Time:
24 Walking Lunges
400 Meter Run
Posted by Commish.