I will dial myself in. I will focus.
You can run faster than me. But you cannot run truer.
I will learn to sprint. And to slow my pace for recovery.
You can post greater numbers than me on every whiteboard that exists in this world. But your weights only mean something to you, not to me. You can lift more than me. In rubber or iron. Today. But not in life. I am my own yardstick.
I will breathe deep and take this burden from the ground to my shoulders. And then over my head. But I will put it back down and walk away from it. It does not own me.
Although we pen our efforts for everyone to see, I was never competing with you to begin with. I am trying to be a better version of me, every single workout and every single day. You only help me to get there. Thank you. I hope my efforts drive you harder too.
But make no mistake, you can never defeat me.
It’s simply not possible.
I am unstoppable.
YOU HAVE A WAY WITH WORDS MY MAN!!! If you are the one who wrote this I am glad that you think this way, but also sorry for what you had to go through to have this oppinion... In every wah possible I support you!!! you go brother!!! OSSU!!!
Wow....I love this so much I am going to print it out and post it up in so my hubby & I can read it every day!
new Inspiration!! I think this is my new favorite Quote!! Used to be "never quit" that I got from my dad, now I have this one from my son!! It's the circle of life of inspirational quotes!! Love my life!! B;)
You write so well, I am always so impressed and so motivated. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I find myself thinking about some of your phrases right before a WOD, trying to center in on whats really important. Not the whiteboards not the other athletes, but how I can drive myself to a better me. Thanks again!!
I needed this. Three weeks ago I learned that my wife cheated on me. The amazing thing is, I still love her and want to keep her as my wife. But I have had a very rough few weeks. Thanks for posting this.
BINGO! I have already copied, printed and taped this onto the cover of my WOD book so I never forget what my goals really are. Thanks Lis!
Well said Lis...if only you could get others to understand the meaning of this.....unfortunately they can't even count so expecting them to be deep would be ridiculous...
LOVE IT.... and love the amazing woman @ CF NMB who put me on to this site! Thank u Liesel & Thank you Lisbeth!