One of my most favorite things in the world is a children book. Why? Well, because they are simple, they get the point across without any fluff, and the illustrations are definitely entertaining.

I’ve never been one to think anything is not possible. I’ve always thought where there is a will, there is a way. If you believe it, you will achieve it. Maybe it’s because I’m stuck in Never Never Land with Peter Pan and the rest of the Lost Boys or maybe it’s just because anything really is possible.

As children, we are raw and eager to take on life. I feel that some of us lose that luster as we age. Things that seemed possible when we were 14 don’t appear attainable as they once had. Becoming a professional football player or astronaut or president is not number one on your list of things to be when you grow up anymore.

Maybe you are not meant to be president of the United States, but perhaps you could find self-satisfaction in running for congress or becoming a lobbyist.  Perhaps you could be the best damn baseball scout there was in the game if the Nolan Ryan thing wasn’t working out. Becoming a ballerina teacher, as opposed to next star of the Nutcracker, to little girls in the first year of dance might just bring enormous amounts of smiles to your life.

This past week I’ve encountered a few too many people that have just settled in their lives and have not taken ownership in their lives. They are stuck in the motion of life of working that nine to five job, dating a person that doesn’t bring out the best in them, and wishing they had more to life. They want to talk about things and fix things rather than just make things happen.

When I find myself stuck in a rut and not feeling fruitful, I go to the children’s section of a bookstore and just get lost. I let myself go and allow myself to get inspired again. I surrender myself to a book that catches my eye and become present in that moment that I am in.

No one is going to feel sorry for you if you cannot do something because you did not take the proper actions toward the end goal. Life is going to happen regardless. Find that passion that is inside of you. That fire that was burning so bright when you were a young kid. Make this world a better place.

My most favorite book in the entire world…

 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
BY: Dr. Seuss
 
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
 
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
 
So…
Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way! 
 
Workout
Warm UP
2 rounds
Row 500m or jog 400m.
10 PVC pass throughs
10 scap push ups
10 scap pull ups
2 min bottom of a squat
12 lunges with elbow tap to ground
Advanced
AMRAP 15 min: 3, 6, 9….OHS (65#), pull ups.
Intermediate
AMRAP 15 min: 3, 6, 9….OHS (45#), pull ups.
Beginner
AMRAP 15 min: 3, 6, 9….OHS (15# BB), pull ups.
*Modifications
The overhead squats can always be done with PVC.
Pull ups can be done with multiple super bands or do ring rows instead.