Act as If

*The Route 56 Challenge: Day 43*

If you’ve ever seen Boiler Room, you’ll know what I mean when I talk about one’s ability to “act as if.” The scene isn’t friendly, so if you haven’t seen the clip I’m talking about you may want to do a quick YouTube search.

If you’d like a refresher without the vulgar language, the film depicts a stock brokerage firm where young bucks straight out of college make astronomical amounts of money.  How do they do it? They pretend they can.

Jaison lifting big.

What’s the difference between a room full of amateurs acting like big shots, and a room full of big shots? Sometimes, not much..

The firm in the movie may not be the most ethical, but their ability to get results is undeniable. There’s a lesson in that for all of us, especially during this goal setting season. Sometimes the bridge from where you are and where you want to be is just a little bit of pretending. Want to be a regional manager? Editor in Chief? Movie star? CEO? Start acting like it.

Carry yourself like you’ve made it and sooner or later, you won’t be acting at all.

Logan Gelbrich


Monday’s Workout:

Bluffs Baby “Eva”

5 rounds:

400m Run

30 KB Swings

15 Burpees


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