Dare to Compare…

Which is the better Looking Post WOD face???

In your FITness, Career and the other important areas of your life it is easy to compare what you want to what others have…Or is it?

“I wish I could do as many ____ as he/she can!”
“Why can’t I go as fast in the ____as he/she can?!”

Also, in life and career:

-“I want to be rich and famous”
-“Why can’t I catch a break like, _____ can”

We are all fascinated by celebrities, athletes and people of stature and the achievements they have accomplished. Even your friends you CrossFit with or people you admire that are not necessarily famous but have achieved FITness or career levels that you ‘wish’ to attain. It is easy to compare them to our personal achievements and beat ourselves up for not being in a similar position.

But are you doing a FULL comparison???

If you haven’t put in the blood, sweat and tears they have, can you honestly compare yourself to them?…Hell NO! What do you expect?

If you want the success and income of your Millionaire Next Door, how does your resume stack up compared to his/her? Have you put in the hours they have? What connections have you build? Do you put in the extra work to do what it takes….. Do you even KNOW what it takes to get to the Next Level?

If you are upset after a workout that had lets say, ring pushups, and the person next to you crushed you and your time, how does your CrossFit resume compare to theirs? How many WODs have you done compared to them? How sound is your nutrition? Do you work on your weaknesses? Etc…

If you want to hit a golf ball like Tiger Woods, how does your weekly approach to your golf game compare to his?

Speaking of Tiger Woods check out this post to help “drive home”:-) this topic more;

It Takes a Lot to Be a Tiger
Think of Tiger Woods. He has been golfing since age three. You may flip on the US Open one Sunday afternoon, see Tiger valiantly trying to force a playoff on one leg, and you may still think, “Gosh, I wish I had a swing like that!” After the tournament, you go out to the driving range, grab two buckets of balls, and work on your drive. Monday comes around: do you go and hit three buckets? Tiger would. You see that Tiger has hundreds of millions of dollars in endorsements and winnings; you see the perfect drive Monday on his 91st hole that will put him in position to seal the tournament. You don’t see the Tiger that is at the driving range, fifteen minutes after dark, squinting through the night to see if his 300th iron shot of the day went to where he had planned. You don’t see all of the work he and his father put into his craft since he was three. You see the end product, which makes him less of a role model, and more a center of envy.
If Tiger’s principles, rather than his persona, were your role model, you would go out on Monday, hit three buckets of balls, then go again Tuesday and hit four. He should not be your role model because he birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff on Sunday. He should be your role model because of how he put himself in position to do so. It was the role Tiger’s dedication played in his success that should be your model. What if Tiger fails? What happens if Tiger Woods ends up double bogeying the 18th hole, not forcing a playoff, and loses? Does Tiger’s failure mean you should not admire the hell out of the fact he played with a torn ACL and two stress fractures—enough knee damage that would keep most of us on the couch asking if someone could please hand over the remote? Found from HERE

Next time your compare, don’t compare only what you see, find out what you DON’T see, and if you don’t compare to the work they put in…Stop Crying or Suck It Up!