I’ve never been one for burpee penalties, but this may be the one instance wherein I institute a “drop and give me 10”.
Let’s get them all out of the way…
Here are the top “I’m the _____est one in the room” s I’ve heard in the last 90 days:
- Most out of shape
- Least Competitive
- Only Competitor
We’re all the ____est. What now?
I didn’t sit down intending this post to be the “tough love” post. What I do intend is to provide a little perspective. As the filter for all things good and bad in the gym, I have the luxury of a bird’s eye view.
For every 55 year old established professional complaining about being the oldest in the class there’s a 22 year old rockstar athlete up to their eyeballs in student loan debt – underemployed – looking up to the 55 year old’s career success.
So, while you’re looking around comparing yourself to others, they’re seeing your best attributes. Here’s the tough love part – get out of your head. We’ve all been the ____est. Dwelling on that is narcissistic. Know that for every quality you look up to in another athlete, there is someone looking up to your best qualities. Celebrate that.