Julie and Dave 08 receiving their awards for “Members of the Year” at last weeks “Friday Night Lights”!
IT’S OPEN FRIDAY!
It’s week three of the Open and we couldn’t be more excited! We will be doing the Open WOD at the regular WOD times all day on Friday’s for the next three weeks. We will also be holding a CFD Open throw down each Friday night starting at 5:30pm! We can’t wait to see what all of you can do!
We are so excited to announce that Dave J. has graciously donated a brand new Sonicare toothbrush (a $115 value) to the top male and female winners of the Open! just a little more motivation to give it your all!! Thanks Dave!
OPEN WORKOUT 19.3
200-ft. dumbbell overhead lunge
50 dumbbell box step-ups
50 strict handstand push-ups
200-ft. handstand walk
50-lb. dumbbell, 24-in. box, 35-lb. dumbbell, 20-in. box
Time cap: 10 minutes
“When we are closed to ideas, what we hear is criticism. When we are open to criticism, what we get is advice.”
When was the last time you received constructive feedback?
And when was the last time you received negative feedback?
The second was a trick question.
The quote above describes to us that there is no such thing as negative feedback. Even in the most abrasive delivery methods, it is still valuable information that can better our next move. There is no such thing, as bad feedback.
Commonly, well-intentioned advice from a friend, co-worker or spouse can be taken as criticism. Our immediate temptation is to defend, or worse, argue. Recognizing this is a natural survival instinct is a good thing. Now we can combat it.
Next time we receive feedback, let’s listen. As obvious as that sounds, there will be a temptation to start to formulate a response, a justification, or an argument. If we are doing that, we aren’t listening. Strip away the emotion, recognizing that someone has stopped what their doing to provide us with thoughts that could only make us better.