Doubting yourself leads you down such a dismal path, think of it as walking in the street through the pouring rain, with wet shoes, over-sized clothes, and to top it all off, a 18 wheeler splashes you with crap from a huge puddle on the side of the road. . .
The wet shoes cause your traction to slip.
You also develop callouses and blisters in your feet which make it very difficult to move.
The over-sized clothes dampen your spirit and they weigh so much and hold you down making it difficult to move forward.
The 18 wheeler could give two craps about you - that's just icing on the cake to get even more sullen about your current dilemma.
Chin-up. Stand up straight. Look inside yourself - inside every single person is a pile of tinder near your heart to get you fired up. Spark the tinder.
When you doubt yourself - you lose focus, determination and your ability to press on. Understandably, it is very difficult, we know that $hit ain't easy, hell, sometimes life isn't easy, and yet we still press on. Once in awhile you get thrown a curve ball, you can sit down and pout- or you can get off your a$$ and move.
Last night saw people moving - a lot. For some - the ability to do double-unders in a WOD (yay Jen and Toni) for others their ability to do the burpeesf, and finally for all, to finish the WOD.
Last night wasn't just about you. It was a Hero WOD in remembrance of those who sacrificed themselves for us - and in return we show our respect and become completely humbled by what they represent to us - hard work, determination, and pride.
Stay true to yourself, work it one rep at a time, regardless of the workout, focus on the rep and not what is left to do.
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt”
- William Shakespeare