We’ve got to believe in something. Where do you draw the line in the sand? I’m not saying you need to pray at the FFOTB altar just because I do, but I think we all believe in something. I’m not even talking about religion. This could be in reference to nutrition, politics, philosophy, or even whether or not to open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas eve.
Anytime we take a stance on something, we are undoubtably denying another something. Belief in Christianity denies atheism and visa versa, for example. If you’re in support of one presidential candidate, you’re naturally opposing his/her competition.
Amongst the things I believe in are my nutrition and my training. (Talking about people’s food is plenty controversial enough for me to include religion and politics in this blog.) I believe in these things as much as I believe in anything, but what’s more is that I continually seek out disagreement in my thinking. I disagree for the sake of disagreement.
Think about that.
There is no better method of building strength in a position than questioning. Businesses, teams, and other high performance groups need discussion that includes disagreement. A table of “yes-men” will surely breeze through orders of business, but when there thinking isn’t questioned or challenged, are they building strength in their position? Show me a heated disagreement on policy and I’ll show you progress with purpose.
If you want to find rock hard strength in your beliefs, research the nay sayers. Seek out folks that are the best at damning your very argument. One of two things will happen:
1. You’ll find out you’re wrong and change your mind.
2. Or, you’ll strengthen what you already believed against its counter that much more.
When you can argue for a position you disagree with better than those that agree, then you’re really on the ball. Try me!
Perform as many reps as possible in 20 minutes of each movement as announce by the coach.