I didn't realize that it was so important to achieve my goals for such a long time, it was always important for me to enjoy what I was doing and if something happened to come about because of that, I was content.
I have ADD when it comes to CrossFit.
Admittance is the first step. My goals change as dramatically as New England weather. A pattern has since developed that I will candidly consider destructive to myself. One of my goals for the year was to handstand walk roughly 10 meters. . . well, I have since not held true to myself. Sure, once in awhile I will work on handstand holds, shoulder touches, etc - but not actually handstand walking.
Indicating what the goal is, to people who hold you accountable is the next step, right? Many of you have provided a goal to a fellow Coach (Instructor) and they ask you about it and try to determine if you are on the right path. This partnership is meant to be collaborative - it is not a dictatorship unless it needs to be - which it never should be. Sure, once in awhile it feels like do this and do that, but that should only be used as a last resort - not a everyday occurrence.
Individual accountability is just as important. Hold true to yourself, if you haven't been working hard, then only you can change that. It's a little cliche, but practice doesn't make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect. Our workouts, our drills, our stretches, should be done technically correct - otherwise, what are we going to achieve?
Last night I made a declaration regarding double-unders, and you may or may not agree - but it isn't very often that we work on weaknesses and provide an open opportunity to work on whatever you like. I mentioned that double-unders probably shouldn't be a weaknesses reserved for 10 minutes of every other week. If double-unders truly are a weakness, get a jump rope and get at it for 10 min every other day. If you watched the CrossFit Games this weekend, I am sure that people will be working on Swimming and Ring Dips this year - just a sidenote.
Weaknesses include technique driven movements, like kipping, Strongman movements (atlas stones, keg lifts, etc), olympic lifts, kettlebell movements, gymnastic movements, etc). If the goal is to string together double-unders and you have 1 - it will behoove you to do it more often.
To be honest, I was thrilled with people's choices last night for their weakness work - I think a lot of people learned a lot of new things that will be applied once they work on it some more.
So where to next?
Get back on the path of my/your goal. Above all else, stick to the basics and take the first step.
"And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art."