You’re having doubts and you’re timid. You think you might fail or it could be very hard. You are afraid of the unknown or the thought of being uncomfortable. You are fearful of something.

Fear, by definition, is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

I could go on and on about how fear limits us and how we can all break free from it. But, you can read more about that in the Article of The Day. For now, focus on how this information will influence you in your WODs.

The way I look at it, you have three options when fear starts creeping in (before or during your workouts).

1. Don’t do it, and wonder forever

2. Work like crazy to convince yourself it’s “not that bad” or “won’t be that bad” and get everyone who supports you to help you believe it. Then #3

3. Stop thinking, jump right in and just try. Go for it.

Lastly, the most important thing that I must tell you.  Whichever option you choose creates a habit. Each time you choose 1, 2 or 3, faced with something uncomfortable, it will make it more likely that you will choose that path again and again. Those choices, which become habits, literally define you and how you will approach your life.


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