“Men will die for points”. That is a famous quote from the founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman. And it’s very true. Y’all all went HAM (google the meaning) to get the best scores you could get during the CrossFit Open! Y’all were exhausted and rolling around after each workout but y’all did great! Y’all moved with relentlessness.
I have witness some of the greatest relentlessness first hand from my daughter. Just a year and a half ago my daughter could not even pick up her head. It’s incredible what, we as humans, can accomplish. Now she is running and jumping and climbing. But how do you go from not being able to pick up your head to running, jumping and climbing? By being relentless! She was determined to accomplish all three goals no matter what, so she worked on it every single day. She would fall and cry, but she would get back up and do it again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. Until finally she got that first step. Then that goal went from one step to two steps to eventually running, jumping and climbing. Once more, it all happened in a year and a half. Think about it, she went from not being a functional human to a full out functional human!
Relentlessness is how we NEED to be towards our goals. Realize it right now, a goal is not going to be easy. Full disclosure, a goal of mine is to make my bed every morning and sometimes I don’t do it. It takes less than 30 seconds to make my bed yet I don’t meet that goal every day. Why? Because I am not relentless about it. We have to be relentless in what we want to accomplish. That means do whatever it takes and how ever long is going to take. We have to fall in love with the process and understand that it does not happen overnight. In order to be relentless you have to be patient. It goes hand in hand with each other. Just because you work on your pull up one afternoon does not mean you will get your pull up that day. Understand it’s a start, you have moved the needle the right direction. Don’t get discouraged because you didn’t get it that afternoon, be relentless and keep working at it!
It’s been a while since I see many of y’all stay after class and work on your goals. I challenge y’all to give yourself 10-15 minutes after each class and work on the goal you made in the beginning of this year. If you don’t know where to start, that’s why we are here as coaches. Book a 30 minute PT session with one of us and we can create a plan for you going forward so you can get that goal you’ve always wanted!
No one has achieved greatness or success by cruising, they were relentless! Are you ready to accomplish your goals?