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
Abmat sit-ups
Kettlebell swings 55/35

6 Responses

  1. Diane Blais

    Hey Sib, were you talking too much smack and they made you workout outside by yourself??
    I have seen some great changes, some people acheiving awesome goals, and so many trying to do their best everyday at crossfit. Let’s keep it going on!!!

  2. Charlie and Susan Clendening

    It was such a beautiful Sunrise that morning Sib could not resist doing Kettlebell swings. Right Sib?

  3. Kristi

    While I love the 5 AM class, it was fun to work out with a combination of people from the 6 AM and 7 AM classes this morning. Thank you Rachel for encouraging me/us to do yesterday’s lower back breaker WOD. You along with the other guys did awesome!

  4. Rachel

    It was nice having you in our class this morning too (you class slut!) haha…I think I was the only one excited about that WOD this morning…you know you guys felt better afterwards 🙂

  5. Rachel

    by the way, at Leah’s bachelorette party they were referring to you as “Miller” and saying how ridiculous your body is 🙂 I think I may start calling you Miller (until you get married that is)

  6. Sonnysib

    LOLLLL That is pretty random me kettle belling it by myself..! Today was wayyy better than I thought and yes I only did girl RX but holy heck that was no joke…Good push by the ladies this morning. So Wendy take that Wus back for now…