Hate “No”? Become a Collector!

Have you ever met someone who enjoyed hearing “no”? It seems like a universal thing. Humans hate the word. Divine humor, of course, places many of life’s greatest accomplishments on the other side of an onslaught of Noes. 

I recently took on another challenge that stretched me beyond belief. I essentially was 12-months of hearing “No” over and over again. To say that it sucked would be a hilarious understatement. 

While it didn’t make the process easy by any measure, I heard a reframe around the word “No” that has stayed with me. It went something like this:

What if I told you that you were exactly 200 Noes away from getting what you want? 

Hell, you’d see things differently, wouldn’t you? You’d head out the door saying, “I’m going to go grab thirty Noes today!” You’d be a “No” collector! 

This made me laugh. At times it made me cry, but ultimately it got me through and I hope it gets your through, too. 

PS – how weird is seeing the plural of “No” spelled out?

3/6/24 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 5 rounds of the following:
2 Sumo Deadlift from Block against Bands

Complete 6 rounds of the following for reps:
In :60
20 Lateral Plyo Boxes
12 KB Swings (71/53)
Max Burpee to Plate
— Rest 2:00 —



Build to a heavy triple Sumo Deadlift… at RPE 9

Sumo Deadlifts (-20% of Top Set)

Then, complete 5 rounds for time of:
3 Lateral Over-the-Bar Burpees
6 Hang Power Cleans (155/105)
9 Front Squats
12 Alt Reverse Front Rack Lunges