There’s Something Within Me That Wants to Be the Best…

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We all have this burning desire to be number one in something.

No matter what it costs us.

That “something” is different for all of us.  But it’s there.  It’s the part of human nature that has made us innovate from the time of the Stone Age till now–the Technology age.

For me, this is CrossFit.

I went to the gym early today to work out by myself.  It was 2 am.  No one was awake or on the streets.  Empty and silent like a forgotten tomb.

I cranked the music and got to work.  I immediately noticed how sore I was–especially my legs.  I had done 18.1 twice now and worked out yesterday as well.  I had lifted heavy on Saturday.  I had deadlifted on Monday.  And here I was…beating myself up again…

And why?

To be number one.

I thought how I’d look to an outside person.

One word:  insane.

It’s 3 am, and I’m working out.  The volume of work I had done since Friday would be enough for the average person for a month.  I’m pushing my body and pushing and pushing.  My legs are sore.  My arms are sore.  I’m bruised and battered.  Yet I’m at it again.

To be number one.

I stayed after my workout to work on handstands and muscle ups.  I can’t get them, and when I can’t get something I work all the more harder because I want it so much more.

To be number one.

At some point I think we all ask ourselves, “Is this worth it?  Is all of this work worth it?”

For me, the answer has always been yes.

I thrive on what others won’t do.  Can’t do.

Quitting is never an option.  Ever.

I’ve gotten this far with this attitude.  This mindset.  This process.  Hard work.

Regionals?

Who knows?

 

The sky’s the limit.  The stars are reachable.  Dreams exist for a reason.

Embrace them.  Strive for them.  Love them.  Cherish them.  Respect them.

But above all don’t quit until your dream is a reality.

Otherwise, life has no meaning…

5 thoughts on “There’s Something Within Me That Wants to Be the Best…

  1. I think you’re perhaps the only person I’ve ever known where I wouldn’t mind seeing #fitspo photos – because you have the story of hard work and determination to back it up.

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