Be a warrior not a worrier. 

I saw this on a friend’s instagram feed this morning, and it landed so perfectly. I am a worrier, and it’s kept me from doing a lot of things in the past. I tend to worry about everything. What people will think, am I doing a good enough job, whether I’m making the right decision, will I finish this next mile, will I make this next lift, on and on and on it goes. It can be a huge inconvenience if I don’t keep it in check. It can also lead me into some really low places because I stop executing and start feeling like a failure.

But I keep it in check by looking at all the times that I have had success. The moments where I have been able to shine. One hundred percent of those successful moments were times when I couldn’t be stopped. I was confident and sure of myself. I was stubborn and unwavering. Could I possibly have failed? Yes, but that didn’t matter because I was going in full force on whatever it was. A run, a business meeting, a workout, a website launch. This applies to so many areas of life. Just push the button.

We are going to fail. It’s inevitable. But if we meet the task with doubt and worry there is a much bigger chance of failure. Whatever you do, do it with confidence. Do it like a warrior! Don’t stop that thought that needs to become words, don’t pick that bar up thinking you might miss the lift. Someone might not like what you say or you might miss that lift, but you will be better for doing it. So get out there and crush your day with confidence. As a friend of mine once said, “See it done.”

Today’s Training:

Deadlift: 3 sets of 5 @ 205, 235 and 270 lbs. Then 5 sets of 8 @ 160 lbs.

Run: 40 minutes = 4.31 Miles

-The Rev