I recently read an article about leadership from Colin Powell. One of his lessons stood out for me, so I wanted to pass it along…it's something that can be applied to your job, your family, to CrossFit, to daily life.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
The ripple effect of a leader's enthusiasm and optimism is awesome. So is the impact of cynicism and pessimism. Leaders who whine and blame engender those same behaviors among their colleagues. I am not talking about stoically accepting organizational stupidity and performance incompetence with a "what, me worry?" smile. I am talking about a gung ho attitude that says "we can change things here, we can achieve awesome goals, we can be the best." Spare me the grim litany of the "realist"; give me the unrealistic aspirations of the optimist any day.
Workout of the Day:
Hang power snatch/muscle snatch 65/45
Kettlebell swings 55/35