What If

(053) What If

What if I fail?

What if things go wrong?

What if I crumble in front of people?

What if others criticize me?

What if I get stuck, and don’t know what to do?

What if I can’t do it?

Have these questions ever consumed you before or during a WOD? Have they kept you from performing your best or trying new challenges? Probably.

Sometimes, the best attack is to actually think about what would happen. What if you miss the lift? Well, then, the weight drops, you pick it up, and you try again. So what?

What if you try to jump on the box, but you just can’t make yourself go off of both feet? Grab a lower box and try again tomorrow. So what?

What if someone says something like “you never should have tried to go Rx on that WOD”? You say “cool, thanks, I’m glad I tried it though, I would never have known if I didn’t go for it.” So what?

If these thoughts and questions keep popping into your head, you may want to try to think of what the worst thing that could happen would be. Then, realize it will be okay.


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  • Dan

    Great post. I believe a lot of people have these thoughts and it limits their abilities. I am a CrossFitter and have noticed that a lot of people hold themselves back by these thoughts. It is amazing what you can do once you realize that the worst outcome is probably going to be that you fail and try again. Obviously you need to think about how you are going to keep your self safe from dropping the weights on your head but that is why you use rubber plates… Drop them!