Commitment, when looking up the definition the first synonym that appears is allegiance, followed by loyalty and dedication. Allegiance is defined as binding yourself to a course of action. I picked this word to be attached to CrossFit because in order to be successful, to reach goals, to transform your potential you must commit yourself to the program.
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” -Unknown
Are you interested in reaching your goals or are you committed to them? Do you make excuses or give less than is expected when others aren’t watching in your WOD? Do you cut corners because you can in your WOD? Do you also do this in your life? What do you think would happen if you fully committed yourself wholly to all you did? GREATNESS, that’s what!!! As a coach my job is to hold you accountable, to challenge you, to push you farther than you believe you can.
Make it a habit to be committed to the course of action, whether it’s at home, work, or here. The mindset here at CFA is not to be ok with mediocrity. It is to push every WOD, every round, every rep, EVERYTIME. That is is the only way that results mentally, physically, and emotionally can be attained. You must rely on your inner strength to do this. The coach can help to hold you accountable or to push through those last couple of reps but it has to ultimately come from you.
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
I will never settle for just ok in my life….I want to be the best in everything all the time. It’s the way I’m wired. If you aren’t continue to work on this, push yourself and never settle for mediocre because you always have more to give.
Look at the things in your life where you are not fully committed. Decide whether you want to be committed to those things, if so commit wholeheartedly and never settle for anything less.