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It’s always tough seeing people who want to see results, are working hard, but don’t know how to work smart. Particularly when it comes to higher skill elements, consider artistry in movement over raw work capacity and brute force. The same foundation and principles that apply to the most advanced athlete are identical to the foundation and principles that apply to a beginner—so keep perfecting the fundamentals! Becoming skilled requires that you drill the hell out of basics forever and a day. __________________________________ @alicallie 📷
This isn’t a 1980s high school movie where everyone fits neatly into one category (jock, nerd, freak, popular kid). We’re allowed to have complex identities, fill multiple roles and have numerous passions. Be an athlete, an intellectual, a creative at the same time. Be all the things in infinite combinations. None of our lives are one dimensional, though we tend to label and box people in. I love that we are living in a time when you can do ALL the things!
Gaining more context about race in America is incredibly empowering for me, both on a personal level and as I form opinions about the world around me. Knowledge is the kryptonite to gaslighting. If you can, get your hands on a copy of the King edition of the Atlantic. It’s a wonderful read full of King’s writings, as well as pieces by contemporary scholars, activists and writers.
The range, the messages, the empowerment, the Black joy, the unfathomable attention to every detail...#Beychella indeed. I have to mention the mind blowing condition this woman is in to sing and perform gloriously & flawlessly for hours on end, looking phenomenal while doing it. 👑🐝🙌🏾 ____________________________ Lift every voice and sing Till earth and Heaven ring Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as The list'ning skies, let it resound loud as the Rolling sea Sing a song full of faith that the Dark past has tought us, Sing a song full of The hope that the present has brought Us; Facing the rising sun of our new day Begun, Let us march on till victory is Won.
#tbt I saw this video for the first time recently, watching it was a trip because I was so miserable during these 2014 CrossFit Games. Feelings of depression. Seeking meaning. No connection to “why?” Looking for a sense of purpose. These life struggles can show up and linger on even when it’s time to perform. The ups and downs of real life don’t take a break just because it’s Game time. Let me say, it is really, really difficult to muster the fire to compete under those circumstances. —————————— Something I’ve come to know through difficult experiences, and that I have to relearn and re- acknowledge at times, is that no “thing” or external circumstance brings true inner peace. Finding a relationship, making it to the Games, getting that degree or having lots of money, (they tell me 😂) aren’t where real happiness comes from. That comes from within. ____________________________ Sometimes pursuing those external things or the external validation that comes from them can actually be a distraction from doing the work of real personal growth. This is why intention matters. Why matters. #ButWhy?
There’s a lot of freedom in recognizing you get to decide where and how you want to engage with people. Never in your life do you have to justify your existence or explain your humanity to anyone. The people who don’t get it don’t WANT to get it, and those are the folks it’s not worth worrying about. Live, glow, shine, create, exist as your full self. No need to explain.