Celebrating Those Who are Passionately Committed (and Wrong)

Can you be passionately, decisively wrong? From a baseball perspective, there’s a phenomenon when baserunning where hesitancy is always bad. As a result, players are encouraged to make a choice and commit to it.

Being in the middle is bad for everyone involved. 

When baserunning we call the process of evaluating a play “getting a read” and the goal is to make a good read and act on it. Like I said above, however, hesitancy kills, so we celebrate committed, passionate decisions that are made in good faith even if they have a negative outcome. 

In the real world, I observe how this type of action is almost never celebrated and it’s a shame. I think we all should trust our decision-making process and live in a place where we can make a choice and passionately commit to it regardless of outcome. 

After all, half-stepping is bad for everyone in the “real world,” too.

7/21/22 WOD


Complete 4 rounds for quality of:

8-15 Pull Ups
8-12 Dips
20 Plank Knee Tuck – Roller

Then, complete 3 rounds for total reps, each round:

Goblet Squat (50/30)
Ball Slam (20/10)
Sit Ups
DL DB Push Press


Weighted Chin Ups

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:

8 Push Up Renegade Rows
10 Zottman Curls
20 Plank Shoulder Taps

Then, complete 4 rounds for time:

5 Push Jerks (155/105)
10 Pull Ups
15 Air Squats