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100′ Walking Lunge
200 Meter Farmers Carry (53’s/35’s)
30 AbMat Sit-ups
400 Meter Row
“I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”
Immediate gratification feels good.
Whether that be a linear progression on the barbell, the steady climb in raises, or anything between, we enjoy seeing the forward progress. Yet, we know this isn’t always the case.
As the stonecutter hammers away, he sees nothing. No progress. He likely loses count, falling numb to any thought aside from… the next blow. And he returns back to this blow with full focus, in full faith of the process. And low and behold, it does split.
But there’s no warning, no indicator, no way to tell when it’s about to go. It just goes on that hundred and first blow. This is often how life unfolds for us. We want the immediate gratification of seeing the cracks in the stone, getting closer and closer. Yet, with one eye focused on the endstate, looking for those cracks, we are leaving only eye for the process. We aren’t truly in the moment, making that next blow, our best blow.
Regardless of how yesterday went, the day before, or even how our day today is going – we have the chance to make our next strike, the best we ever have. And well knowing how the stonecutter breaks through, it’s not a single strike that accomplishes his goal… it’s the accumulation of one hundred, fully focused blows.