Risk is at the Heart of Life, Leadership

Nothing compelling can happen until someone takes on risk. Period. The V-word (vulnerability) is picking up steam in pop-culture for good reason. Afterall, being in the world and doing difficult work is a vulnerable act in and of itself.

It’s interesting how both necessary risk is to accomplish anything in life and that, as humans, we’re hard wired for safety. Our central nervous system is working subconsciously 24/7 to spot threats and maintain our livelihood. And, you’ll need to override that system on some level for everything you want in your love life, career, and lifestyle. 

This is why we view life’s most meaningful pursuits as a leadership issue.

There are three truths that get us to this understanding:

  1. Our definition says that to be in leadership is to be accountable to the results.
  2. Results are specifically never fully in our control. 
  3. Taking on responsibility is inherently risky. 

In short, you can either have safety from being vulnerable or you can participate in leadership by taking the risk. I hope you choose the latter.

8/22/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 3 rounds of the following:
4 Front Squats

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
10 DB Split Squats (ea)
40-Yard Sled Drag
50-Yard KB Suitcase Carry

Complete the following for time:
100 Wall Balls (20/12)*
*At every minute perform 6 Burpees

(Time cap: 15 mins)



Split Squats (ea)

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
12 DB Heel Elevated Goblet Squats
10 DB Goblet Squats
8 Jump Squats
-Rest as Needed-

Then, AMRAP 12
40 Alt Lateral Plyo Skier Hops
12 Alt Front Rack Rev Lunges (115/75)
200m Run