Greatness and success are subjective concepts.
What’s not subjective, is that when you’re killing it at something, you glow.
Whether it’s working out, doing your profession, playing a sport, parenting, whatever you choose to do with your time, when you’re doing it well you’re burning hot.
Lots of times, this makes other people uncomfortable. I read on the internet somewhere: “It’s never the people that are doing better than you, that are talking badly about you.”
People get jealous of your success, and there’s nothing you can do about that part.
But you can decide how your greatness can affect them.
You can sit by yourself, burning like a house fire, incredibly impressive, but so hot that nobody can come near you.
Or you can burn like a rocketship, equally as impressive, but rising up and bringing others with you, helping them ride off of your burn.
We’re given a choice, every single day about how we want to let our greatness affect others. You can use it to help or to harm others.
In CrossFit, just like in life, you get to see both of these pretty regularly.
Some people are amazing athletes, but their individual success is all that matters to them. They’re gonna be pretty good at what they do, and be revered for it, but they’re going to burn so brightly that nobody wants to stand too close. Luckily, we don’t have too many of them around here anymore.
Other people are great athletes, but the success of those around them matters just as strongly as their own. Their greatness helps others achieve what they think is impossible. I’m lucky to say that I’m surrounded by those people.
So, how about you? How does your greatness burn?
If you need some help, we’ll be over here at CrossFit Cape Coral, riding that rocket straight up.
Nick Habich is the Owner and Head Coach at CrossFit Cape Coral. He is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.