We are what we tell ourselves

I have a bachelor’s degree from an online school, from which I graduated while deployed to Afghanistan, people say it’s not good enough. I grew up in a trailer on the wrong end of town, people say I’ll never be enough; i finish with an MBA in 3 months, with honors, again from an online school while deployed away from my family here in the United States.

Some days I don’t believe I’ll find a better job than head silverware roller at Applebees,  but one day, I will be a division head for John Deere. Don’t let your past, your upbringing, your lack of money, predisposition to eating your kids Halloween candy, stop you from finding your place. Hell with finding it, MAKE IT!!! You are what you want to be and where you want to be because that is what you choose to accept, and that is ok, because at some point we all do it. If there is a masters level for the CrossFit games, I want to compete in two years, because I know I can, I don’t have to win but I want to make the cut to get there. No one but you owes you anything, so you owe it to yourself to love yourself, so others know its ok to love you.

If you’ve read me here you know I’m against bullying, Bubba and monkeyhead being on different ends of the scale, same as I was in school. How many of you think of bullying and only think of kids? What about how we bully ourselves? What about how you beat your self down every time you walk past a mirror? Or refuse to buy new jeans?  skip desert after a night out (no dessert isn’t necessary every night, but on occasion) how many times do you make excuses to the reason why you pay your gym bill, but don’t go and then punish yourself to the point of injury the next time you do go??

STOP IT!!

BE consistent with yourselves , BE patient with yourself and BELIEVE in yourself!!!

Reebok CrossFit Toronto Launch - WOD Demo

Reebok CrossFit Toronto Launch – WOD Demo (Photo credit: TonyFelgueiras)

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