PAX: Infinity, Matthew – Running Man, Gekko (Keith Capp)
Willie Mays Hayes
LARM Stations Workout –
AMRAP – 1 minute, 20 second rest, next station
Arms – Coupon Curls, Bent Over Rows
Legs – Lunges, Squats w/resistance band
Abs – LBCs, High to low plank
R – Jump Ropes, Rosalitas
M – Merkins, Mountain Climbers
Australian snow angels
PAX Choice/Pass the mike
Veterans Day memorial run/workout next Saturday
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.