Processing Change

Processing Change

Needless to say, there have been a lot changes announced lately. Change, especially this much of it, can be daunting, can’t it? And because of fear, I know plenty people who regularly resist change, which also means they quite possibly risk missing great, new opportunities.

This video is of Steve Job’s commencement speech in 2005 to Stanford. The fifteen minute speech is crammed with examples of risk and unexpected change. Job’s treated every change as a better opportunity even when he had fear, regret, uncertainty. Obviously it’s an understatement to say he made the most of those opportunities, which all came about from change.

Here are three highlights from the speech, which are applicable to change in general.

1. You cannot connect the dots forward. When change happens and you embark on something new, you have to trust that somehow the dots will connect. Believe in the changes you’re brave enough to make.

2. Love what you do even if there is risk to do it. It’s the only way to do great work.

3. Lastly, Job’s on death: “Knowing that you will die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose…Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ”

We all hear “change is good,” but it’s often hard to image it’s going to be ok. It will though. It will all be more than ok. Every change here at CFLA will be treated as the golden opportunity it can be.

Tuesday’s Workout

A) For quality load, working up across sets
Front squats

B) “Tabata Pushups and Pullups”
4 RFQ (:20:10)
Strict pullups

C) 3 RFQ on the 4:00
10 Box jumps (32/24)
200m Run
–3min Cap–

And Coming Wednesday

A) For quality load, working up across sets
Overhead squats

12 DB Renegade rows (35/20)
18 Plank rolls
24 Air squats



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