WOD:

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4 Rounds Each For Time
50 Air Squats
40 Abmat Sit-ups
30 KB Swings (1.5/1)
20 Hand Release Push-ups
*Rest 3 Minutes


Interesting read from Barbend.com:

It is commonly believed in the pursuit of athletic and non-athletic endeavors that one’s mentality must be goal oriented. In the quest for success, one seldom discusses such pursuits without attaching goals as a corollary. However, contrary to conventional wisdom, goals can be a detriment to success when taken out of context.

Nature of Goals

Goals give us the aim for which our efforts are directed. They establish and maintain clear guide posts to consider when faced with alternatives. From the broad decisions of daily life, social habits, eating routines, to specifics of training schedules, program design, and exercise selection; goals give us the standards to judge our choices. Further, the establishment of goals enhances our motivation and purpose to action by creating a standard in which our progress can be measured.

Understanding Context

In the proper context, goals are extremely valuable and integral to success. However, the concept of a goal-directed mentality can, and commonly, is misapplied to the detriment of the individual. When we talk about a goal oriented mentality, the emphasis is on individuals who are primarily concerned with goals. What’s not specified is the kind of goals to be concerned with. Commonly people think of end-goals, such as making the Olympics, or the CrossFit Games, or simply hitting a new snatch record.

From the outset this may seem okay, but there are some concerns that can arise. When you think of end-goals, you are identifying a result, an effect, a consequence. In this context, the goal gives you the aim, not the means to achieve it. For this reason, it is not enough to establish goals in this context, but to discover the causes that make them possible to achieve. This is where the goal-directed mentality can be misapplied.

Cause and Effect

In order to succeed one must first define what is to be achieved, then discover the conditions necessary to be successful. If an individual desires a certain effect, they must define and enact the causes that make it possible. Because many people focus primarily on the end-goal’s (effect), they lose focus on the causal factors that make them possible to achieve.

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