200 Meter Run
10 KB Wall Ball Subs
1000 Meter Row
50 Thrusters (45/35)
30 Pull Ups
Walk 400 Meters
Roll Out and Stretch
PERFECTION IS NOT REALITY!
Stop the madness.
You cannot eat perfectly, work
out perfectly, live perfectly.
Or if you
did, you’d be a miserable SOB that no one would ever want to talk to,
or work with, or sweat near.
going to make mistakes. You’re going to screw up. You’re going to fall
horribly off the wagon sometimes. Derail. In the ditch. Wheels off the bus. (Use
every single transportation metaphor in the entire English language if you have
to. Metaphors for everyone!)
happens. And it really doesn’t matter. What matters is what you do
after the wheels are off the bus.
pick yourself up and carry on? Or do you go back to your couch and feel
sorry for yourself and give up? Or do you try again but keep making the same
mistakes over and over again?
where you really tell me something about yourself and your
I’m not interested in the person who never made a
mistake. And I’m not interested in the person who made a lot of
mistakes and did not learn from them. But I’m really interested in the
person who made a lot of mistakes and learned from them and got better.
That’s the person who can teach all of us something. That’s the person to
keep your eyes on. That’s the person to stand near in the workout and feed off
their energy — because that person is going somewhere we all want to
Someone said this to me today: “The
stress from pursuing perfection will a lot of times outweigh the benefits.”
And he’s right: sometimes, we make our own kind of crazy and it’s
counter-productive to our goals. We think we have to live at 100%, when instead
sometimes we’ll be at 103%, sometimes at 80%, sometimes at 90%. What matters is
your batting average, not each swing of the bat.
everything in and go like hell, but don’t think everything has to be
perfect all the time. It can’t be. And that’s okay. You’re going to learn a hell
of a lot more from driving that bus with 3 wheels than you ever did with 4. And
when you take it into the guardrail (and you will) get out and put the spare on
and keep going.