By Je’ Von I.
In life, we can often find ourselves in situations and creating habits that don’t represent our core values. With the pace of life, societal influence, and the desire to accommodate our ego’s demands, it’s pretty simple to drift away from the things that matter most. Unfortunately, most people come to this realization once faced with death, or after a traumatic event. The truth is, we can design our lives in a way that promotes more consciousness and deliberate actions.
In 2011 I was faced with a pretty bad injury that led me to ask… “what the hell am I doing?” Back in those days I viewed myself as Mr. Crossfitter, I had completely developed an identity based around how well I did in workouts. It got so bad, that I actually injured myself (ruptured achilles) trying to outperform a few local athletes during the Crossfit Open. The realization that I had completely abandoned a few of my core values such as health, intelligent training, humbleness and comradery hurt more than the actual injury.
There is no doubt that culturally, win at all cost, look at me and competition seem to be coming at us from all angles. We must frequently take an objective look at our behavior and ask important questions…
Is what Im doing representative of my values?
How is what Im doing impacting the people I care about?
What REALLY is behind my motive for doing this?
A lifestyle that is reflective of your values creates Integrity and a feeling of deep fulfillment. So I ask you, what the hell are you doing?