How do you develop yourself?
Self-development is not the arbitrary term that most people use to describe “living from day to day”. It is a definite and tangible process that requires work, patience and the sacrifice time, energy, money and various other resources.
Inside the gym, we work on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of our training. Everyday, you experience challenges in these three realms – some more than others on certain days. If any one of these areas is suffering, or not fulfilled in some way, the other two are bound to suffer sooner or later. Inside the gym we must constantly strive to be strong: mentally, physically and emotionally. But we must also accept when we fall short.
I don’t mean “accept” in the sense that it is “OK” to fail or to fall short. Rather, I mean “accept” in the sense that it is going to happen. When it does, you must first accept that it has happened so that you can move on from it and move forward. Failure to accept failure results in a prolonged state of mental and emotional distress – which can lead to stunted growth. Those that can easily accept and then dismiss failures are those that can improve and succeed more quickly. These people are adaptable – they are the winners.
Outside the gym is no different. In your work place, you surely continue to develop yourself in every way that you can. At home with your family or significant other you must also continue to grow. Growth is necessary for change. Change is the way of the world.
Accept your failures, move past them and embrace your potential growth.
Week 24 Training: 13.12.17
A. Snatch: 3×1@90 – E90S
B. Clean and Jerk: 3×1@90 – E90S
C. Front Squat: 3@60, 3@65, 6×3@70 – E90S
D. 5000 m Row with rate changes every 1000m: 28-24-20-24-28
Notes: Row for a total of 5000 meters at a sustainable intensity, varying your stroke rate as follows: row 1000 meters @ 28 spm, 1000 meters @ 24 spm, 1000 meters @ 20 spm, 1000 meters @ 24 spm, and 1000 meters @ 28 spm.