Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I AM the decisive element

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I saw this quote posted by CrossFit L.A. yesterday. Very timely... for me anyway... recently I've been struggling to stay focused in the moment. This quote was the right reminder at the right time! Stay focused y'all. Stay conscious that you are the decisive element...

for time:
21 L-sit pull-ups
20 pistol (one leg) squats
18 L-sit pull-ups
16 pistol squats
15 L-sit pull-ups
12 pistol squats
12 L-sit pull-ups
8 pistols

22:54 rx'd

Holy one-legged squats Batman! I'd like to blame my slowwwwwww time on my legs still being sore from Monday's back squats, but that's just wimpy. The L pull-ups weren't too bad, but the pistols just plain smoked me. At least my reps were legit, similar to this shot of Adrian Bozman's pistol squat. Though in my version I'm rocking a sweet pain face...

( photo)

It's hump day y'all! We're at the summit - the apex - so it's all downhill from here! Peace.

1 comment:

  1. Oh.My.Goodness. Most inspiring(agreed, timely)quote ever! Wow. And for a second, I thought it was your personal "ah ha" moment then I realized it was a quote :) Love this one!