It’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference.
Those reps you didn’t cheat yourself short during a workout just to score a better time.That handwritten thank-you card you wrote after a job interview.The extra bleachers you ran at night when no one was watching.The sandwich and water you gave to the man on the street corner asking for change.
Sometimes in life the smallest things make a world of difference. Chris Brogan had a great blog this past week about how the road to success is a lot like flossing. Flossing isn’t the most fun activity and many of us are guilty of skipping it. But it’s not hard to do. It doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s vital to the health of your teeth and gums.
Do you grumble and growl searching in the darkness for the source of that incessant alarm buzz? Do you rollover and kiss your loved one good morning? Do you hit the snooze button to sleep “just 5 more minutes…” Or do you hear that alarm ring and instantly think “It’s game time. Let’s go.”?
How we start each day affects how the rest of our day goes. I’m a firm believer that life is not about how we start, but how we finish. But each day? Each day depends on the attitude you take into it. How do you greet the morning? Do you just want to survive it? Please God, just get me to 5pm… Or do you desire its adventure? Ok Tuesday, bring it on…. I saw this tweet by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson this past weekend and loved it:
“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” – Pearl S. Buck You tell yourself that tomorrow is the day that you’ll conquer your fear of CrossFit. Maybe you have the itch to finally start that business you’ve been...
Skinny. Large. The barbell doesn’t care what size you are. The barbell doesn’t care what color your hair is, or if you even have hair on your head. Games strong. Rookie “strong.” The barbell doesn’t care.
It doesn’t judge you based on physical appearance. It doesn’t judge you based on what your body fat percentage is. It judges you on if you can lift it. It judges you if you have the heart to keep lifting it when you get tired and worn out. It judges you when you set it down and face whatever life throws at you head-on. Lift it heavy. Lift it light and fast. Move it up and down or side to side.