Apr 18th, 2012
Vee & Peak
Found a couple of articles to share, posted on the CrossFit Affiliate blog. Perhaps these thoughts from other cult members will speak to you:
The first is called "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth about Change" from a blog called CPMFitness. If you find yourself stuck in a bad habit and really want to change it, check out this little factoid:
"Science has shown that patterns of thoughts and actions repeated many times over create what’s called a neuro-signature or a "brain groove," or a series of interconnected neurons that carry the thought patterns of a particular habit. Attention feeds the habit. When we give our attention to a habit, we activate the brain groove, releasing the thoughts, desires, and actions related to that habit. Luckily, our brain our malleable (like our muscles in our body:-). If we stop giving attention to the bad habits, those grooves weaken i.e. stop working out. When we form new habits, we drive new grooves deeper with each repetition, eventually overpowering the previous ones."
The second article is from the blog of CrossFit Hustle in Kentucky and is called The 20 Percenters. I am particularly fond of misquoting the 80/20 rule, so I found this one fun to read. The author cautions his clients to resist the urge to remain in the world of 80%, when there is so much to be gained from that 20% we tend to avoid.
"But think about the potential in the last 20 percent. That’s where success is exponential with every percent. Each extra effort you make in your life puts you ahead of the rest because if they are working hard, they’re most likely doing it 80 percent of the time."Read More