I’m not quite sure when I first heard it, but I know that I thought it was corny. ¬†I’m not even confident that¬†I was exactly sure what it meant, or that it even thought about it much…
The old phrase, “Wherever you go, there you are“.
I suppose that it is intended to mean that one cannot¬†escape him/herself. ¬†Many times, we may think that our problems are external when, in fact, they lay within us. ¬†Therefore, wherever we go, our problems follow us. ¬†However, this doesn’t always have to be a negative reality of life. ¬†What about our redeeming qualities? ¬†Wherever we go, these follow us too…right??
We often make promises to others and don’t think much of breaking them. ¬†At times, these are easy to break, as the promisee doesn’t always consistently evaluate the promiser’s adherence to the promise. ¬†Also, in many cases, others don’t always truly care whether or not we keep or break our promises.
Do you want to keep your promises? ¬†How about making them solely to yourself?
Because remember: wherever you go, there you are.
You don’t fulfill the promise, and there it is¬†tugging at your arm like a nagging child…
Strict handstand push-ups have always been a weakness of mine. ¬†Fortunately for me <insert sarcasm>, they have become quite popular in recent CrossFit competitions. ¬†In preparation for these, I have been doing an abundance of them in my training. ¬†When I initially began doing them in high volume, I adjusted my hands a bit wider than is permitted in most competitions, in an effort to make them easier. ¬†Now, time has passed, and like anything that is¬†practiced, I have gotten better at them, however, I am still utilizing the wider hand placement.
On Friday night, I made a promise to myself that, no matter what, I would perform handstand push-ups to speculation. ¬†Because I can. ¬†And I should. ¬†So, I’ll do it…even if it makes me suck at a workout.
I made a promise to myself, and I expect to stick with it.
Because it will follow me wherever I go