Tuesday, July 9

Anna Howard sent me some inspiration for today’s blog - thanks Anna!

While in a meeting the other day, the leader was discussing having proper motivation to take action.  A person can either seek motivation causing them to act or, disregard motivation, becoming a spectator of their own life.  The former triggers change, action, and results.  The latter is a person remaining idle, usually saying things like “it sure would be nice to…I wish I could…too bad I can’t…”  The spectator watches their life, hoping something could change but rarely acting on it.

I love this. I see so many inspirational or motivational things every day on social media, but how many times do we actually take action on that motivation? I know I had to take a break from reading self-help books for a while because I was taking in all of this information on how to get better at A or B, but rarely doing anything with it.

I felt like I need to step back for a bit and figure out what I could really act on. What new skills can I actually develop and use in my day-to-day life instead of just knowing about a bunch of things I should be doing?

Anna also included this great quote from Oscar Wilde, “To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life.”

The suffering of life is what makes us. It builds our character and makes us stronger - in the gym and elsewhere.

Don’t skip out on the suffering. Don’t be a spectator. What can you take action on right now?

Hopefully this bit of motivation is something that sparks action in your life! Thanks Anna!

Workout for Tuesday, July 9
For Time
10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2
Deadlifts (185/125)
Burpees Over the Bar
Pull ups

Rest 2 min

8 - 6 - 4 - 2
Deadlifts (225/155)
Burpees Over the Bar
C2B Pull Ups

Rest 2 min

6 - 4 - 2
Deadlifts (275/185)
Burpees Over the Bar
Bar Muscle Ups

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