This weekend gone past Cliff and me headed down to Buckley Washington for some Loggers Sports action with Rainier CrossFit. After a day of training and some new events that neither of us had tried before (Single Buck, Double Buck, and Standing Chop) we faired pretty well in the friendly competition of Sunday. I ended up with 1st in the mens division and brought home a new practice axe for the gym. That said, given our prior experience in 2 of the five events, our exposure to other Loggers Sports events, and the friendly nature of the weekend, I feel a little sheepish telling people how it went beyond it being really fun….
Shall I get to the point… ok.
In conversation as I passed off my “win” as a bit of luck and having greater experience than those who I competed against, I was told: “luck is when preparedness meets opportunity”. Since then I’ve thought a great deal about this and how it pertains to what we do. It seems these days at all levels and ages that everyone feels they deserve this or that regarding work, life, and love. But when asked what they’re doing about it rarely can anyone lay out a cohesive plan (or even a couple of good points). They just feel that they are entitled to it. At CrossFit I feel that everyday you showing up is a statement that you want more and are willing to work for it. Not just 1 or 2 good attempts every now and again, but with everything you’ve got. Day in and day out. A good friend of mine once told me “how you do anything is how you do everything”. If you can grind it out, learn your weaknesses and improve on them, push yourself and those around you to be better than they are today, then this will become who you are and what you do.