08-01 Wednesday

"Angry Jackie
2000m row
50 thrusters (95/65) 
30 BMU (C2B+Dip) (pull up+dip) (ring row+box dip) 

“All you need are these: certainty of judgement in the present moment, action for the common good in the present moment, and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.” – Marcus Aurelius

Perception, Good Action, and Gratitude.
Three disciplines we can take to our daily lives.
Written nearly two thousand years ago, it’s simplicity applies to both then, and now.

There are events and variables in our lives that take place outside of our control. Recognizing that, we can do very little to influence them. They’ve happened, and it’s water under the bridge. We can become frustrated, disappointed, and even obsessed over these details that we simply can’t change. What is in our control however, is our perception of the event or variable. Where we go next. What is next is, our action. Are we going to honk in traffic, contributing to the noise, or do we take another action? Are we going to become frustrated that we missed the lift, or dissect it, in preparation for the next attempt?

The final part of the quote writes of an “attitude of gratitude”. An acceptance of anything that comes our way. Positive events, negative events, or anything in between, one thing is certain… it’s outside of our control. We accept all of the above, for if it’s a positive outcome, we can enjoy the benefits accordingly. And if it’s a negative outcome, we have the opportunity to grow. To learn. In gratitude, we will always be able to take a step forward. Control our thoughts, direct our actions in the best means, and be grateful for everything that comes our way.