Maintaining Agency in Service

Beware! There’s great danger hidden in plain sight. You see, service to others can cloak dangerous resentment, blame, and misguided efforts. How does it work, you ask? 

It’s simple.

In the name of doing a thing for someone else, we endure some effort, bear some burden, or see some kind of commitment through. The trouble is this act of  “service” becomes the perfect fail safe. All the while we willingly continue, yet harbor this servitude as the perfect container for our anger. Service is fun because in failure or misfortune, we’ll never be to blame. If anything goes wrong we have a place to point the finger. The decision to blame ourselves is ultimately rendered impossible when we offer to “help.” When we choose a thing for ourselves, we can’t place blame externally. 

This is a call for more agency in your work for others. The best advice? Do it for you, including helping others. That way there’s no doubt about who to commend (or punish). 


Logan Gelbrich



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5/24/20 WOD

Complete 4 rounds for quality of: 

8 Plyometric Push Ups

16 Push Ups

:45 Forward Plank from Hands

-Rest :60- 


Then, complete 4 rounds for quality of: 

12 Tuck Jumps

24 Squats

:60 Isometric Squat Hold

-Rest :60- 


Then, complete 4 rounds for time of:

:30 Seated Towel Biceps Isometric Hold

20 Single Arm Towel Hammer Curl (ea)

-Rest :60-


Then, complete 3 rounds for time of:

25 Behind-the-Neck Towel Press

20 Hand Release Push Ups