Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Workout: 10 Rounds:

Row 250m

Rest as needed. Record best and worst split time.

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Being Your Own Pillar Of Success — Addressing The ‘WHY’ In What We Do

Your “WHY” should be intrinsically based. The definition of intrinsic is:  a motivation that comes from the pleasure one gets from a task itself or from a sense of satisfaction in completing or just working on a task, whether that be a hundred burpees for time -or- working on inventing a longer lasting light bulb — each has it’s own intrinsic value that is mostly determined by how we choose to challenge ourselves.

An intrinsically motivated person will work on a math equation, for example, because it is enjoyable. An intrinsically motivated person will work on a solution to a problem because the challenge of finding a solution provides a sense of pleasure. In neither case does the person work on the task because there is some reward involved, such as a prize, a payment, or in the case of athletes, a title, fame, or monetary gain.

When addressing your ‘WHY’, be sure to delve deeper than the surface to assess whether any of your motivation stems from a desire for approval, acceptance, validation, recognition, or a feeling of safety or support. Whatever sense of security or reassurance you may be looking for, look for ways in which you can satisfy those through your own means.

Seeking reassurance, validation or approval from others is a common recipe for disappointment if you are unable to develop those feelings from within.

CrossFit Invictus sums it up beautifully here.

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