Don't try harder!
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For the past two years I have been writing a Thought for the week that I added to a weekly check-in email that I sent to my clients. Recently, I’ve just added it to the signature at the bottom of every email. So, if five messages a week isn’t enough for you, you can get one more by responding to one of the daily emails so that I will write you back (hint, hint).
This week’s thought of the week inspired today’s post.
I’ve started doing CrossFit again after an 18-month absence. My most important CrossFit goal is to stay injury free. CrossFit helps with a lot of the pain I have from 50+ years of living an active life, but CrossFit itself can also be a problem, especially when my form is bad.
As I start back, my technique is way more important than my effort. If I am intentional about my technique, the strength and endurance will come. In contrast, if I focus on strength and maximum effort, my technique is likely to suffer and I am more likely to get injured.
I have slowly come to the realization, that in most things, effort is not nearly as important as intention. This week:
And do it all intentionally.
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