The Single Reason You Should Stop Looking for “Solutions”

I got (verbally) punched in the face yesterday. It was a real haymaker of words. It was a business coaching call and my coach offered a quote that did all the violence. It goes like this:

“There are no solutions in life; only trade-offs.”

Well, that’s a stinger! I would imagine you can relate to this feeling I have that there is a way to figure it out. I often assume there is a magical way through life where you “win” and this perspective shift towards trade-offs feels soberingly true. 

It’s not all bad, either. Now, when you think of what you want, just know you can likely get it if you acknowledge what you’ll have to give up to get it. 

Carry on.

1/13/23 WOD


Complete 4 rounds for quality of:

6 Half Kneeling Pause Lat Pull Down (ea)
12 DB Rear Fly
:45 Superman Hold

Then, AMRAP 15

50 Double Unders
30 Overhead Plate Reverse Lunges (45/25)
10 Pull Ups


Find a max distance sandbag carry (BW/60% BW).. 

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:

8 Sandbag Front Squats
50’ Lateral Crossover Step Sled Drag – Left
50’ Lateral Crossover Step Sled Drag – Right

Then, complete 3 rounds for calories and reps of:

2:00 Max Cal Assault Bike
-Rest 1 Min-
2:00 Max KB Swings (53/35)
-Rest 1 Min-