12/11/12 - State of Mind Injuries

Have you ever really thought about the importance one’s state of mind is? Take that one step further, have you ever realized how much we neglect that importance?

Let’s use an example to make this point clear. Think about a child that’s broken his arm skateboarding. There is a very common reaction to this incident of sympathy, cards, a visit in the hospital, and maybe even a trip to the local ice cream shop to help the poor kid brighten his hopes. Let’s say in this example the young boy is in good spirits and, though the injury hurt at the time and he’s got to deal with the odd feeling of the cast on his arm, life is as normal as ever.

Contrast this kid with the injury against a kid in his class that battles self esteem issues and mild depression. Here’s a kid with a clean bill of health, who’s tormented by his own mind. Pick any time of day to switch places with either child and I think we’d find that we would rather put up with getting signatures on our cast and the pity ice cream over the invisible injuries of the mind suffered by the latter boy.

My point isn’t that we need to give more kids with broken arm’s tough love, but I think the example is a good illustration that as a society we recognize and respect physical pain much more than mental or emotional pain, even when one could argue that the latter is more consuming.

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What does this have to do with us?

Respect the mind. The condition of it is crucial to your livelihood. I’ve said it a million times.. there’s no mistaking how physical this program is, yet it is still more so about the mind. I can genuinely say we will have a greater effect on your mind than on your body. For us, it always starts with the mind.

If you neglect the importance of your state of mind, you’ll leave your best performances on the table and fail to maximize your ability to thrive – guaranteed. If you change your mind, you change your life.

Get your mind right!

 

Logan Gelbrich

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Tuesday’s Workout:

Complete the following for reps:

1 Min Max KB Snatch (53/35)
-Rest 1 Min-
AMRAP 8
8 Power Cleans (135/95)
8 Hand Release Pushups
-Rest 1 Min-
1 Min Max KB Snatch (53/35)