I was up at 0130 to avoid sleeping through my alarm. 🥱 8 PAX & 1 FNG gathered at Badlands to complain about getting gravel in their soft hands. My VQ warmup and transition to the workout were very choppy, which did not go unnoticed. Also, the PAX noted that I presented an altered version of the seven-of-diamonds with Burpees, Merkins, Squats, BB Situps, Flutter Kicks, Gorilla Humpers, and Plank Fondas on the four corners of the parking, increasing by 7 for each exercise per round. Don’t get me wrong; I welcomed the razing and all the praises on my first Q. It was not perfect, but I am not yet done.
We talked about the end-of-history illusion, a psychological illusion in which individuals of all ages believe that they have experienced significant personal growth up to the present moment but will not substantially grow or mature in the future and how the Apostle Paul realized this illusion thousands of years before the condition was named when he said:
“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead”. Phil 3:12-13 NLT
Paul knew he was not yet done. He was not yet perfect. This “not yet done” attitude helped drive him to do more and get better. What would your life look like if you mirrored that sentiment? If you lived knowing there was still work to be done on yourself. And if you had the courage to change. The HIMs that showed up today, especially our FNG know there is still more they can do and put their faith into action to become better together.
Prayers went out to the Obi family during this challenging time.