Yesterday, while speaking mostly to strangers, I counted the times, “I am the kind of person who,” began a sentence. Nine. It goes something like this “Well, I am the kind of person who-needs to be told exactly what to do,” or “I am the kind or person who-just can’t give up my evening cocktail.”
While searching for a solution we describe the problem we are unwilling to change.
It would seem as though I met nine different personalities. All using their self-portrait built of characteristics to conceal the very answer they already were aware of. The problem is the “kind of person they are,” preventing the “kind of person they could be.”
Liars put thumb tacks in their shoes to beat polygraphs. Try it. Put one in your shoe, somewhere out of the way that you will not step on it by accident. The next time you decide to say, “I am the kind of person who,” step on it, hard. Do you really think that anyone else cares about who you say your are? Do you really think the attributes you are unwilling to change concern any other human? Humans who will simply chime in with their own story as soon as you are finished talking.
You were not cursed with the inability to stop drinking. Others like doughnuts, and sleeping in on weekends too. I am common, and so are you, common is the greatest gift we have. Anything they can do, you can do, and so can I.
The Olympic gold medal winner, the CrossFit games champion, the award hoarding actress, that’s you. It’s me. It’s everyone. Some people walk around talking about “the kind of person they are,” others know how special and unique they are not. Having the ability to demonstrate our humanity is an action, it’s not a sentence we say to a stranger who hears only what we are unwilling to give up to be great.
EMOM (6) minutes
6-Lateral barbell hops
4-Power cleans 95/135
EMOM for 20 Minutes
*Chose the amount of push-ups you will perform for each minute. You may reduce that number during the workout, but you cannot increase that number. Score the push-up number you complete the workout with.
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