Whether you’re a CrossFit Affiliate owner since the beginning or your looking to become the next amazing box, this article will provide you the basis for excellence. I attribute a lot of my early success at CrossFit COMO, from the things I learned from Jon.

Post by Jon Gilson, from Again Faster.

[ This article originally appeared over at AgainFaster.com ]

In October of 2006, Greg Glassman gave me the most important lesson of my life.  It has nothing to do with barbells or pull-ups, sweat or pain.  In fact, it has very little to do with exercise at all.

His words, paraphrased and non-profound: The pursuit of excellence is rewarded.

Simple and axiomatic, it would be easy to dismiss this lesson as self-help drivel.  Yet put into action, it is the most powerful thing on the planet.  It’s taken me two years to appreciate its potency, and ten short months to see its effects.

I’ve pared it down for my own use, coining a three-word phrase that reminds me that today is not just another day:  Better than yesterday.

Today is an opportunity to run faster than ever before.  To lift more weight.  To make better videos and write better articles.  To create better athletes.  To make every client happy.  To embrace the fact that yesterday’s efforts were nothing more than an unsatisfactory attempt at an uncompromising ideal.

You’ve got to reject where you are before you can get where you’re going.

“Better than yesterday” is hard.  It requires you to be your own worst critic, while maintaining the belief that…

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To read the rest of the article, visit Again Faster Blog at https://www.againfaster.com/blog/2012/01/13/better-yesterday/

Mike
Founder at TheBoxBusiness
CF-L1 Trainer. Owner of CrossFit COMO in Columbia, MO. Founder of TheBoxBusiness.com. Former College Professor.

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