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Last week I wrote a quick article on qualities of a CF'ter (www.crossfitpagosa.com/blog/qualities). As I sit in a coffee shop before a competition that I assume to have my ass handed to me in I think of a quote from John Wooden:
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
My post today will be short and succinct as the day presents many wonderful opportunities to it.
1. Choose your attitude - it really is that simple. From someone who has done, seen, and thought many things that I would never recommend to someone else the simplest answer turned out to be true. You can pick your attitude and reinforce it by the language you use. In the opening paragraph I used the phrase wonderful opportunities instead of a lot of hectic shit. That difference changes how I feel and react to the day.
2. Be prepared - when you have things in order then you can't be stressed out. When people who are stressed out confront you then you can remain calm in the knowledge that you can help them without putting yourself out.
3. Sleep - emotional stress is the same as physical stress. It's toxic to your body if left too long unaddressed and negatively viewed. Stress prepares our body for action. ACT then sleep to restore your body's balance. Don't stay amped up for too long or you will look like Keith Richards
CrossFit Pagosa hired a coach many years back named Lao Tzu. He wasn't the best for lifting technique and tips but he had great insights on how to motivate each of us in our mental game. Coach Lao Tzu has two important concepts that he wanted me to emphasize: presence and actions.Read More