Apr 26th, 2012
Low self esteem is on the opposite spectrum of our goal of building people up towards having strong self confidence. Having low self esteem comes from the lack of a strong belief or value system. It manifests itself in our training environment when someone constantly focuses on what they can’t do vs. focusing on what they can do to work on progressing. Or, it comes out in the form of using excuses as a defense, rather than accepting the reality of a situation at face value.
Confidence on the other hand, manifests itself in people’s direct action. Confidence doesn’t mean you can strut around thinking you can do anything though. On the contrary, truly confident people are very quiet about their capabilities, because they’re more focused on performing the tasks at hand, and because they understand that no matter how good they are, they still have a long ways to progress. Confidence gets built through small repeated successes.
Think about your first hand stand, pull up, muscle up, snatch attempt. No one perfects it off the first try. It takes repeated attempts, repeated failures, and ultimately repeated successes to ingrain in your mind and body that you can do a certain task.
When I hear someone tell another person “They can be anything they want to be, if they put their minds to it.” I think BS. Success takes a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and luck. It’s not just about putting your mind to it, it’s about doing everything possible that is in your control to set yourself up for the best opportunity to succeed.
So, whether its being the next American Idol or CrossFit Games Champion, leave no room for excuses and quietly work on dominating whatever it is that you want to do. Because nothing worthwhile comes easily.
Main Group Workout
5 rounds for time of:
400m run w/20lb medicine ball
30 box jumps w/20lb medicine ball, 24″ (scale 20″/step ups)
15 hand stand push ups
100 snatches for time, 135/95
(+20 double unders at the start of every minute, scale 20 singles. If scaling weight, 40 singles.)