Posts tagged #Gratitude

What I Learned From Nearly Dying In CrossFit

     Watch the Video! "All I Need" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #47)

I thought I was doing great during the Monday CrossFit workout. 

I had just bench-pressed 125 pounds, which isn’t a lot for many people but was good progress for me. 

The two guys I was lifting with felt good about going up in weight, so we put another 20 pounds on the bar. 

As I lifted the bar off the rack and watched it lower toward me, I suddenly realized that I was going to need a lot more strength to get it back up. 

I dug in my heels, and as I tried to use my whole body to get the bar back up, my right foot slipped. 

Releasing The Fear Of Death

     Watch the Video! "Shadow Of Death" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #43)

My mother recently commented that I seem to talk and think about death often.

When Biggie said, "I'm ready to die," he did so as an aggressive declaration of confidence. Being ready for death can release fear: fear of an afterlife, fear of judgment, and fear of threats or danger.

In movies, a protagonist who has suffered extreme loss often clenches his or her jaw and grimly declares: "I have nothing left to lose." Then large weapons emerge and retaliation ensues.

Posted on June 18, 2015 .

Keep In Touch

     Watch the Video! "Holla Back" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #32)

Have you ever had a flight delayed and had no idea when you would leave?

Have you ever felt the slow, grueling wait of sitting on a subway platform with no clue when the next train will arrive?

Have you ever been in the doctor’s office with no indication of when you’ll be called?

The problem with these situations isn’t the wait; it’s the uncertainty.

Posted on April 2, 2015 .