“The Olympic Creed”
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well.
I was reminded of the Olympic Creed this week when a new client, trying his first HIIT Bootcamp, exhausted himself after just half a class and had to stop.
Afterwards, he was disappointed: “I’m so out of shape!” he lamented.
But, from my perspective, he had nothing to be disappointed about.
My view: It didn’t matter that he didn’t finish the workout; what mattered is that he showed up in the first place. He took a first step towards getting healthy when he could have continued to make excuses.
As it says in the Creed, “the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.”
Let’s keep the Olympic Creed in mind this week — at the studio, at home and at work.
Let’s worry less about winning or losing and, instead, simply commit to showing up and doing the hard work that moves us forward.
Good luck! We’ll see you at the studio.