Failure Avoidance is Dangerous (and No One is Watching)

People who don’t fail make me nervous. There are folks that either by miraculous chance or (more commonly) a curated path of avoidance have mostly moved through life unscathed. 

Failure is coming and it helps to have had some practice. 

If you’re not careful, you might think that the goal of life is to never appear to lose, be wrong, or be perceived as inferior. The reality, however, is that if you’re even moderately participating genuinely in the game of life, you’ll be putting up L’s constantly.

When your version of the world includes failure and iteration, the pain of making mistakes and taking losses doesn’t hurt nearly as bad. Furthermore, mini-losses prepare you for life’s big ones. 

If you’re of the belief that failure isn’t your thing, beware. You should be practicing!

4/4/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 3 rounds of the following:

8 Strict Press


Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:

6-8 Pause Neutral Grip Pull Ups

12 DB Rear Flys


Then, with a partner, AMRAP 10

30 Double Unders

20 Forward Lunges 

10 Push Ups




Odd: :20 Max Double Unders

Even: 10-12 Hollow Rocks



Pendlay Row


Then, AMRAP 9

1, 2, 3, 4.. Power Snatches (115/75)

5 Over-the-Bar Burpees