You Don’t Have to Be The Best

There’s a lot of things at which I wish I were better…

I wish I could sing better.  I wish I were a better dancer. I  wish were a better writer.  I wish I were a better cook; heck, I wish I even liked to cook…

But guess what?  I sing my heart out a church.  In God’s eyes, we all sound beautiful.  I just went down the Soul Train line at Senior Night, and I saw those kids eying one another: “She ain’t bad…”  I may not win the Pulitzer Prize for Writing, but you guys read what I write, right?? And you know what???  I’ll go out to dinner every night…

You see, the beauty of life is that you don’t have to be the best at something to do it and still get something out of it.

Stop saying that you suck at CrossFit.  Stop saying that you do “baby CrossFit” because you scale your workouts.  Stop avoiding workouts because they contain movements at which you deem yourself “no good”.

I’m not an Olympic lifter.  I’m not a professional rower, and  I’m certainly no gymnast (just ask anyone who has ever coached me).

 I’m still a CrossFitter.

My snatch is one hundred percent better than it was the day I began CrossFit.  My toes-to-bar, chest-to-bar pull-ups, muscle-ups, handstand push-ups are better than they were two years ago, and my row….well, I don’t fear the erg as much as I used to.

What I am suggesting is that you merely examine where you were when you began CrossFit and where you are now.

You don’t have to be the best.  You don’t even have to be close to the best.

Just better…

Claire

Claire

Erin

Erin

Amanda

Amanda

Sam G.

Sam G.

Andre

Andre

Andy

Andy

Meg J.

Meg J.

 

 

5 Responses for You Don’t Have to Be The Best

  1. Shlee:
    June 19, 2013 10:01 pm

    Damn girl- last I heard, someone said you could dance just as well as Fergie! But I agree with the others ;+) Good blog!

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    1. Meghan E:
      June 19, 2013 10:56 pm

      Actually, I heard she was BETTER than Fergie. But who’s keeping track?

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  2. Yollie:
    June 19, 2013 11:27 pm

    Well said…TY

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  3. Nate J.:
    June 20, 2013 12:12 am

    LP, I always love the blog posts and pictures! Keep them coming!

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  4. Tricia Anderson:
    June 20, 2013 08:55 am

    I am better today than I ever dreamed possible :-) – loved last night’s WOD, love being able to run and push myself beyond where I thought I could go. I Love It! Thank you SCF for being here.

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