PAX: Infinity, Rocky, Sparky, Matthew – Running Man
Willie Mays Hayes
Tabada – 8 rounds of each
Set 1 – SSH
Set 2 – Squats
Set 3 – LBCs
Set 4 – Mountain climbers
Set 5 – Broad jump with back pedal
– Jump forward then run backward to start
Set 6 – Freddy Mercuries
Set 7 – High Plank Shoulder Taps
Set 8 – Nolan Ryan (alternate sides)
Excellence vs. Perfection
Don’t seek perfection, but instead strive for excellence. It may seem that these two have only subtle semantic distinctions; but in fact they are quite at odds. Perfection is excellence’s somewhat pernicious cousin. It is pedantic, binary, unforgiving and inflexible. Certainly there are times when “perfection” is necessary to establish standards, like in performance athletics such as diving and gymnastics. But in general, perfection is someone else’s perception of an ideal, and pursuing it is like chasing a hallucination. Anxiety, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse, and clinical depression are only a few of the conditions ascribed to “perfectionism.” To be clear, those are ominous barriers to success.
Excellence is an attitude, not an endgame. The word excellence is derived from the Greek word Arête which is bound with the notion of fulfillment of purpose or function and is closely associated with virtue. It is far more forgiving, allowing and embracing failure and vulnerability on the ongoing quest for improvement. It allows for disappointment, and prioritizes progress over perfection.
>From “5 Characteristics Of Grit — How Many Do You Have?” by Margaret Perlis, Forbes Magazine, October 2013.