I wrote this a long time ago...but it still holds true. On Monday, registration for the Element CrossFit Challenge opens. Each of you should seriously consider taking part on June 26th. Element Crossfit is a fantastic box with an amazing community, and I don't think there is a better CrossFit event for those that haven't competed before. New to CrossFit or a Veteran... challenge yourself...you may just surprise yourself!
“Next Time…” How many times have you used this “stall” tactic. How many times have you decided you can’t do something before you even try. How many times have you thought “I’m not good enough.”
Our belief at CrossFit Quantum is ”be better than yesterday” It sums up perfectly, what it’s all about. Constantly improving ourselves. We don’t settle for “good enough” as the final destination…in CrossFit, there is no final destination.
But that doesn’t mean that on the journey you aren’t “good enough.”
You need to believe you are good enough. This isn’t the same as “as good as.” Comparisons are useless in the quest to improve oneself. Only you can answer the question “am I good enough”… and for everyone of us… the answer is yes. As long as you believe in yourself, you will always be good enough. You don’t have to be a firebreather breaking PR’s everyday, you just have to show up and give it YOUR all. That alone makes you good enough.
This is CrossFit. We don’t pick and choose who is eligible to join… CrossFit is for anyone and everyone. Young, or old, a lifelong athlete or a novice, tall or small… we are all CrossFitters. We have great accomplishments everyday that we don’t need to downplay by comparing to others. We are our own competition, and others are our motivation.
Next time there is a community challenge or a competition, don’t use excuses and find reasons you can’t take it on. “Trying” alone, makes you good enough. You are a member of the most supportive community out there, you won’t be judged, you will be encouraged and congratulated. Failure is not recognized, only that you believed you could.
You are good enough…