Have you ever flopped a WOD?
Have you ever finished way later than you thought you would?
Have you ever struggled so much, that you had to take weight off the bar in the middle of a WOD?
We all have.
Some people finish and start blaming the environment or other people. Some people finish, catch their breath and reflect on what they need to do better or what they want to work on. Some people start bitching about someone or something right away…and others grab their notebook and take notes on what they can do to improve.
- Blaming other people will make you feel powerless and helpless. It does not help you improve or get closer to your goals.
- Blaming your environment or situation will make you feel less in control. It will not help you focus on they key things you can change to empower yourself and get better.
Do not blame other things or other people when you come up short in a WOD (or in any other situation). Remember to take ownership and realize that you are the only person who determines how successful you are and will be. Focus on what you need to do and what you can learn from the situation to be better for next time.
Quote of The Day
As Wayne Dyer put it “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.”