Each and every second of every single day, you have a choice and a chance to be great. Not everyone is training for the CrossFit games, or training for fighting fires, but you are training NOT TO SUCK AT LIFE. Training enables you to test your limits and see how far you can go. Training enables you to maximize your potential and do things that you never thought were imaginable. Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” If you give up training, I promise you, you will regret it in the future. So many people out there are overcome with disease, injury, or illness and would love to be in your shoes right now. Flow is about community and this community wants to see you succeed. However, you must also want to succeed.
So you ask the question why do you train, and I ask you, “why wouldn’t you train?” I can’t guarantee that the things I am saying here will help you find your mojo; however, I can guarantee that doing nothing will not work. Your attitude is everything! You need to have the right mindset to get better. Stay positive and believe you’re making progress and you will. In life and in training, you get better by surrounding yourself with positive people, people who will support your goals. Good training partners will put you in your place when you aren’t pushing hard enough or when you’re doing too much. They will tell you when your technique is on or when it needs some work.
Training teaches you to deal with adversity. You should never give up. Whether you are the biggest, fastest, or the strongest, you must always find a way to cross the finish line. When you feel like you have nothing left to give, you have to give that little extra just like in life. You never truly know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have and you can always press forward long after you can’t. It’s a matter of wanting it bad enough. You have to remind yourself that you are always stronger than you think you are. There is nothing to hold you back except you. Most importantly, enjoy the journey and appreciate all the amazing people you will meet along the way. I can’t promise you that it will always be rainbows and butterflies, but I promise you in the end it will be worth it. People always say, “If you are healthy, you are wealthy.” Without your health all other things in your life will suffer. You want to be able to be a badass mofo when you are in your 70s, 80s, and beyond. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. So you ask why you train; you train to be a hero. You stop being average the day you decide to become a hero, because the average person won’t make that decision. I believe there is a Hero inside each and every one of us.