Against Traffic (Podcast) – Episode 5
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”Theodore Roosevelt
CrossFit can get you in the best shape of your life, but can it make you a better human being?
One of the most difficult things to tackle in life is growth. In order to grow, we must put ourselves in vulnerable positions, at the very fringes of our experiences. We learn the best when we’re at the edge, faced with the possibility of failure.
Oftentimes, these experiences are wrought with anxiety, fear, and frustration. However, when met head-on, with tenacity, the outcome can be spectacular.
Today’s society has created a culture of comfort and ease, the likes of which we have never experienced. While life is undoubtedly easier in many ways, it can quickly turn stagnant and growth opportunities will be extremely limited without the proper mindset.
In today’s podcast, Lee talks about how his own experience in a recent CrossFit competition allowed him to realize that facing failure and becoming vulnerable is the best opportunity for growth there is.
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