Duane loves to deadlift! He's also doing the Whole Life Challenge.
Every Thursday I like to share nuggets of wisdom to help you develop your mental toughness. Developing your mental toughness is training your coping skills. It's no different than training for a heavy deadlift or practicing your snatch. It's a progressive process that takes lots of practice, repetition and focus.
I am doing my 17th (or so I've lost count) Whole Life Challenge. In some ways I'm obligated to do a WLC every time we run it through the gym. There have been many times that I simply don't want to do another WLC. I still participate in every one though, even when I don't feel like it.
I'm grateful that I have this obligation. Leadership by example is an important personal value and I would feel like a hypocrite if I asked you all to do something that I am unwilling to do. Every WLC I learn something new, or am reminded of an important coping skill that I have let lapse. This week veteran WLC players received an email that struck a cord with me.
I hear from so many of our True Spirit CrossFitters that they wish they could ,"just get my shit together," or just wish they could stop drinking so much, smoking, eating candy, etc. I hear a lot of wishes without an equally well thought out or developed plan to help make that wish come true. The WLC email I'm sharing with you address that very thing. It asks us, "Have you ever wished you could be a particular kind of person?"
Since I have hear nearly all of you express your wish to be a particular kind of person, I am sharing this nugget of WLC wisdom with you.
Have you ever wished you could be a particular kind of person?
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