06/25/2021 – The Colosseum – Friday – Boot Camp – FOUNDATION’S FOUR CORNERS OF PAIN

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I arrived at 4:40am to set up the stations and thankfully the lightning stopped in time for the workout.  I ran 1 mile beforehand to warmup.  Thanks for Sparkler for having my 6 as Site Q and for John Denver, Ozark and Gopher for coming out in the rain.


SSH – 25 Good Mornings – 10 Abe Vigodas – 10 Shoulder Circles – 10

The Thangs

Thang 1:Station 1 – South End of Parking Lot – 1st time did 25 curls and 25 shoulder press, 2nd time 25 bent over rows and 5 coupon raises to front Station 2 – by concession/restroom bldg – 2 burpees, 20 air squats, 20 merkins Station 3 – pavilion by baseball fields – 25 dips on wall, 10 leg raises, then bear crawl between cones Station 4 – North end of parking lot – 35 jump rope and 20 merkins Ran between stations and rinse and repeat.  Did 3.5 loops


35 Big Boys 20 pickle pushers 20 LBCs held high plank for 45 seconds until 6

Circle of Trust (CoT)

For the COT, I wanted to talk about something that happened earlier this week to me.  The particular details of what happened aren’t important to my message but a friend’s actions and words really hurt me.  At first I felt anger, disappointment, hurt, and also a great deal of self-doubt and insecurity. I did not respond and have not yet.  I did not want to let my emotions affect my response.  I have reflected on what happened and have discussed the situation with a few other friends. Here is what I have taken away from the situation:
  • Not responding during the heat of the moment is best. As we can not control our feelings, we can control our behaviors.  Yes, I was angry and those other feelings which I could not control.  But, I could control my behavior or the way I reacted.
  • Using F3 words, one of my main Jester’s is my lack of confidence. A jester is something innate that holds us back from accelerating in any area of our life.  In this situation, I initially let what happened affect my confidence.  After reflection, I choose to not let my Jester control me.  I will keep accelerating.  I want to become the leader that I know I can be.  I will not be held back by self-doubt.
  • I am accelerating in my leadership and not underestimating my abilities as I used to do very frequently. Feedback and support from the friends that I talked to about the situation made me realize my growth in this area.
  • I reminded myself that we don’t know what place someone is in at the time they say or do something hurtful. They could be going through a very stressful time and some of the things they did or said are resulting from stress, hurt, or other factors that you are not aware of.  Simply put, they may be having a bad day or week and are taking the frustrations out on you.  Don’t take it personally.
  • Most importantly, don’t dwell on or worry about things out of your control such as someone doing or saying not nice things. I don’t have any control over what made that person act the way he did.  I will not worry about it.  I said a little prayer that he can work through whatever is making him act out like that.
I want to leave you with a quote, “If you try to control everything, and then worry about the things you can’t control, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of frustration and misery.” My challenge to you is the next time someone does or says something hurtful to you, try and stop and control how you react.  Try and keep in mind that that person may have a bunch going on in their life that you do not know about.  Reacting negatively to someone’s negativity won’t make you feel any better. Aye?

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