On the Ball & Ignorant to the Consequences

I was always amazed by the fact that our college baseball program didn’t have any details about the consequences of breaking team rules. We knew the rules and the culture let us know that breaking them was unacceptable; not because we didn’t want to get in trouble but because based on the excellence we all were interested in, we couldn’t afford to.

In fact, I can’t remember a single instance of someone being late to a meeting in college. I guess none of us really knew what would happen to someone given they showed up a couple minutes late. We must have assumed the result would be death, or worse.

I find that punishment is never enough to get results. If you’re trying to get a result out of yourself with the guidance of some negative consequences, I’m afraid you’ll likely end up in tough shape. You’ve got to want to eat well, you’ve got to want to put in the work, and you’ve got to want to do the hard thing. Otherwise, it’s not happening, folks.

We’re weird about consequences, aren’t we? If you’re generally unaware, you probably haven’t realized that the cost of speeding tickets and parking tickets aren’t set to deter the behavior, they’re set to maximize revenue. In other words, that $68 it costs to illegally park your car is the most expensive price our population is statistically willing to continue to park illegally. If it was $140 too many of us would pay attention to our parking habits. Six-eight bucks? Yeah, I can “forget” to move my car for that.

I chuckled to hear that former SEAL Commander and best selling author, Jocko Willink, was asked by his replacement as aide-de-camp for the US Navy SEALs Admiral before switching roles, “How does Admiral react when you drop the ball?” His response?

“I don’t know.”


Logan Gelbrich


7/12/16 WOD

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:

100′ DB Waiter Carry (R)

100′ Waiter Carry (L)

:45 Handstand Hold


Then, complete the following for time:


Knees to Elbows

1-Arm DB Shoulder-to-Overhead – Left (60/40)

1-Arm DB Shoulder-to-Overhead – Right