They say that when you do things, to act as if someone is watching. The idea of this is to hold yourself up with a high level of integrity. We know that Integrity is "doing the right thing when no one is watching" and if you act like someone is, then it keeps us in the lines a bit more. But what if you were to change the "level of importance" of that person watching. Would that change how you act? See yourself doing your thing and then picture your parents watching you. Or picture your best friend watching. Or what about your kids? I know for myself that one of the things that keep me going and pushing, even when things get really shitty, is thinking about my kids watching me. What am I showing them? How am I responding to what's going on? What am I teaching them? 2016 Masters CrossFit Games, I was supposed to win it. But after failing a lift and not completing the minimum work requirement, I was essentially DQ'ed from the competition and was out. I was so pissed and angry. I wanted to smash holes in the walls. But my 15-year-old daughter was there watching. What would she see if I threw a fit and got all pissed? I gave myself 10 minutes to feel bad about it away from everyone, then it was done. I felt that this was something important for her to see. She knows how competitive I am and how important this was to me. It was was the perfect time to teach her that you have to win graciously and lose graciously. That, even though I trained hard for it and it didn't pan out the way I wanted, that's just how it goes sometimes. Knowing that she was there helped me get through it because it gave me something much bigger and MUCH more important to focus on. When I struggle with my world now, I put my kids right in front of my brain so that they are "there" watching me, even if they really aren't there. I'm not saying I don't make mistakes, believe me, I make a ton. But this helps me stay on a better track and in a better frame of mind. They are my driving force for everything I do. Who would you want to watch you?:)
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