I see them all around the gym when the workout has been announced. Intimidated faces. Faces that say, “uh oh, this is going to suck”. Or, “I’m horrible at that movement, I’m going to bomb this one.” Or just “fuck.”
Of course it’s going to suck. They all suck. Name one truly I-just-floated-through-it-like-a-butterfly-in-the-garden easy workout. You can’t. And if you could, everyone is just going to point at you and scream, “sandbagger.”
Ok, so you already know before you even hear the workout that it’s going to suck. You know that there is a good chance that one of your goats is going to be in it. Instead of saying “fuck”, you’ve got to say “fuck it” and get your WOD face on.
A WOD face hates intimidation like Elliot Ness hated crime, like everyone hates Mayweather. A WOD face sneers at hardship like that pale blond arrogant snake kid sneered at Harry Potter, like Lennon sneers in “Working Class Hero”. Like…well, you get the picture. Nothing intimidates a WOD face.
Calm your spirit, set your face, still your heart. Get that WOD face on. Just by coming into the gym today, you’ve already won. Just by doing the workout, you’re killing it. Just by pushing yourself a little bit, just a tiny bit more than you thought you could, you’ve gotten stronger. You’ve gotten better, you’ve gained. And over the course of a month, a year, 5 years, a lifetime, those little bits of stronger, of better, add up hugely. It doesn’t matter if you ‘bombed’ it, because there is no such thing, there is only a big check mark in the ‘W’ column.
In order to help get your WOD face going, I’ve included some handy examples from the real world. I hope they help you with your WOD face and attitude.