March 8, 2019

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”

Uncertainty can be a show stopper.
What we crave is validation. A sense of being on the right path. Yet this desire creates an illusion, that progress is a visible path. An actual thing we can put our finger on.

An analogy to use is the actions of the stonecutter.
The stonecutter lines up the break the stone, and takes his first swing. Followed by his second, his third, and his 100th. And from the 1st to the 100th, there’s nothing visible to be seen on the outside. No cracks, no indications. Nothing. But the stonecutter holds faith in the process, and continues.

Low and behold, the stone breaks on the 101st blow. And although it was that final swing that finished it, it was the 100 swings before that set the stage. The stonecutter was moving forward with every repetition, invisible to the eye.

If the stonecutter was banking on visible progress, he would never make it to the 101st blow. The paradigm shift is this: put less attention on chasing the results. And instead all of our attention, into the process. The results will take care of themselves.

“Bring Your Goat Day” (No Measure)
20min Alternating EMOM
Odd Min: Goat #1
Even Min: Goat #2

A goat is something you need to work on and improve. Choose movements or progressions of a movement you know you can stick to and that will be helpful in working on your goat.

This One (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
40 Double Unders
30 Burpees over the Wreck Bag
20 Wreck Bag Cleans (50/35)

Scaled (FITNESS): 35/20

Target: 4+ rds