Very blurry picture of my CF-L2 Training Group (can you find me?!)
What is Relentlessness?
The word relentless as defined by Merriam-Webster:
Here’s the thing, for most of us, it’s anything but easy. I’m not sure I’ve ever even thought to apply the word relentless to my work or goals until I attended the CrossFit L-2 Seminar in August this year. It opened my eyes and my thoughts to what could be possible if we were all relentless in all that we did.
CrossFit L-2 Trainer Course
The entire first day was focused on what we as coaches could SEE athletes doing right and wrong. It was definitely a test in my grit because in my small group I found myself more often than not in the center. Why? Well because my technique & mobility are anything but optimal, so I was an easy person to practice coaching on I suppose.
As you can read above, being relentless means to not give up but not only to not give up but to not give up the intensity at which you are pursuing something.
Sure this can become negative, but in this context, I mean it in the best way possible. After reading Girl, Wash Your Face and then participating in the CF L-2 this summer, I knew that someone somewhere wanted me to listen up and shape up, or else be comfortable watching others succeed while I sat back sipping my coffee wondering when I’d get my chance.
You only get a chance if you make it happen, end of story.
I realized that in both my coaching and my business I had stopped being relentless. I’ll be the first to admit it. I was becoming complacent with being OKAY, with doing no harm, and with just meeting the standards of requirements for both jobs.
Some people might be okay with this, but holy cow, I was anything but okay. I left that first day feeling completely drained and if you know me it takes ALOT for me to be drained. I did some self-reflecting and realized I had two options:
- Continue as is and produce the same results as I had been seeing (aka mediocrity), OR…
- Be (even more) relentless.
Be (Even More) Relentless
Is it working?!
Day 1 back from my CF L-2 I practiced the notion of being relentless. Sure, I was nervous and still questioned if I was good enough to be that relentless. Here’s the thing, people noticed. I’m getting far more thank yous both on the coaching front and on the business front. By me being so worried that I was going to do harm and not know what I was doing, I was actually making minimal impact. That isn’t my intention AT ALL.
Here’s a confession for you, I had thoughts about skipping out on day 2 of my CF L-2. I’m not a quitter so of course, I went back. I almost let the defeat of that day tell me I wasn’t good enough. However, I picked myself up and decided I wanted to pursue that relentlessness in my coaching and in my business.
What happened?! I crushed the practical (and the exam) and even better I was able to apply that relentlessness to all of you. It made me realized that all this second guessing myself and all this worry if I’m going to push too hard on others is not helping anyone, and I need to put myself out there to see results.
Moral of the story?! BE RELENTLESS