No Crybabies

By December 21, 2010CFMC Blog Archives

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I have no idea where I saw this originally, but it’s fantastic. It’s called “No Crybabies,” I believe. Read it. Embrace it. Live it.

  1. I will promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, from hour to hour, from minute to minute, but in that minute, I will do the very best that I can.
  2. Lactic acid is my friend. The wind is my friend. Anything that opposes me is actually helping me to become stronger. If I had no opposition, I would be weak.
  3. If I can run, I run. If I have to walk, I walk. When I am forced to crawl, I crawl. And then I rest and live to fight another day.
  4. I fear no man but I fear my workout. If I don’t fear my workout, it isn’t hard enough.
  5. I may puke. I may cry. But I will not quit. Ever.
  6. I never cheat. There is no honor in cheating. What joy can there be in a victory I do not earn?
  7. The workout missed is the opportunity missed. I will not cheat myself of the opportunity to become a better athlete and person.
  8. I understand the value of the push-up, the pull-up, the sit-up, the squat, and the deadlift. Just as there are a million ways to make chicken, so too are there a million ways to push-up, pull-up, sit-up, squat, and deadlift.
  9. I will give everything I have and then I will find more within myself.
  10. I don’t complain. Complaining is for crybabies. There are 11,232 babies born in the U.S. everyday. I will leave the crying to them and I will soldier on.
  11. I will bite off challenges, spit out results, and beg for more. What are you going to do?

Now that you’ve read that, read it again, and pay special attention to #10. There has been far too much complaining going on lately, and it’s time for it to stop. If you think I might be talking about you, you’re probably right. Complaining does not make you better – working as hard as you can makes you better. Let’s all work hard and leave the complaining to the people who think CrossFit is too hard.

  • Michell G. Fishman

    Excellent post!

    See you at the 7pm class.

  • Lisbeth

    Dude, that’s mine. I wrote it in 2007 for CrossFit Watertown — and it’s been all over the CF world and back again. LOL

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