Be The One

Lately, a lot of my posts have taken a little bit of a turn away from the training floor.  I hope you don’t mind, but in this very season of life, training is of secondary importance.  While I still lift heavy things, sprint, carry, perform bodyweight movement frequently, I have spent the better part of the last two weeks soaking in some changes that must be there to be mentally strong – an example – the one.

With those thoughts in mind, I encourage you to be the one…

Be the one who chooses not to stand on the sidelines

Be the one who chooses not to let others negativity affect you

Be the one who chooses that right is right

Be the one who chooses to take action instead of believing someone else will

Be the one willing to ask “Are you ok?”

Be the one willing to answer that question honestly.

Be the one who will stand up for anyone who needs help.

Be the one who is proactive, not reactive.

Be the one who believes in change…and works towards it.

Be the one willing to stand alone, with everyone watching.

Be the one willing to be wrong in the name of making the world a better, safer place.

Be the one willing to look past the things you disagree with, to stand for what is right.

Be the one willing to love

Be the one willing to carry a heavy burden for someone else

Be the one willing to walk alongside someone struggling

Be the one that cares enough to know actions speak louder than words

Be the one willing to let your life speak for itself

Be the one willing to ask for help

Be the one that starts real change

Be the one who is working while everyone else is complaining and pointing fingers

Be the one!

Green Dots, Orlando, and Stanford

A little disclosure before I get too far:

  • I am a husband
  • I am a father
  • I believe something has to change
  • This post has nothing to do with barbells or training but is more important than anything else I have written to date

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