I watched this video yesterday and ever since I could not stop thinking about it. The message is very powerful and will totally change the way you approach others in your daily life. I often think about the message that this video is sending: “Be kind to others because you have no idea what battles they are fighting.” However, it can be very hard to always remember it. We get comfortable in our daily lives and can be so easily blinded by our own ambitions that we sometimes forget to get out of our own ways. We all have struggles. None of us are perfect. I have learned that more and more since opening Precision and meeting all the wonderful people that have become a part of our community. I do my best to understand what is going on in each of your lives. Sometimes you share things with me, and sometimes you don’t. However, I want you all to know when I ask you how you are doing, I sincerely want to know what is happening with you. I have said this before. People ask how others are doing as a conversation starter when in reality it is a legitimate question that requires a whole conversation truly dedicated to just that. Think about it.
Now, I say this and it sounds preachy. I don’t want those reading this to think I am perfect, or do not have struggles. I have plenty of my own demons to face. I am not always happy when I get to the gym. I often have bad days at my current job where I struggle with my boss, sense of purpose, and lack of respect for my efforts. I have many things going on within my family that often take my mind off what I should be focusing on. I worry about my father’s health daily. My wife recently had a scare as well, but she is ok now. My daughter has to go in for a surgery in the middle of February. I don’t know about you, but I am freaking out over the thought of my little girl being put to sleep for a procedure. I struggle with grasping ways to help you all with your battles as well. Sometimes what you tell me keeps me up at night. I want so badly to help you, to help everyone, but I also know I can’t help anyone if I don’t have my shit together first. So sometimes if I am quiet at the gym, you know I am not my usual self. Believe that I care deeply for you all but have something pressing on my mind. I have to live my life as more of an open book than most, but sometimes I just need space, as I know you all are the same way at times.
In conclusion, let’s try and be present more for each other as much as possible. Never judge a book by its cover. Always accept people for who they are. You don’t have to like everyone, but be respectful. I have learned over the years that negative people are like that for a reason. Those that want to hate hate because they are jealous or envious. Those that want to succeed do so because they are able to look past the negativity and stay driven. Let’s all stay driven at Precision and become more conscious of each other. That’s what makes us special. You all are a part of place where people can come to let those frustrations go. That is something magnificent.
Fitness – Strength – Community
100 Single Unders
10 Pass Throughs
10 Good Mornings
10 Bumper Jacks
3 Rounds (At a walking Pace)
8 DB Strict Press
6e DB Bent Row
10 BB Split Jerk Presses
15 Sit Ups w/ weight across chest
3 Back Squats @ 60%
“GRIP IT GOOD”
10 Box Jump Overs (24) (20) (12)
20 KBS (70/53) (53/44) (44/35) (35/26)
Mobilize & Stretch