I just wanted to share a quick memory that came across my feed this week on Facebook. This was a message that I wanted to convey to my Crossfit Gym that I owned at the time. I kept seeing a common theme amongst the relationships with my members, and it began to wear on me. I notice this to ring true within a lot of people that I work with now, little seeds of doubt are planted with the pressure in which they create in their own heads about what they are capable of. Someone tells you no, makes fun of you about something you are into, or what culture and society tell us we “shouldn’t” do. Quit fucking listening to that bullshit and just believe in yourself again, I believe in you and so should you.
BELIEVE (The original post from 4 years ago)
RedSide I’m going to touch on a simple concept based around a simple word, BELIEVE. I need for all of you to look back somewhere in your life where you knew without a doubt that you had the ability to accomplish the task in front of you. Look back at what it felt like to BELIEVE in your abilities and the success that followed. I am no more physically or mentally gifted than any of you. I have never turned away from something that I wanted or let fear or doubt loom in the back of my head. When I decided to start a family, I didn’t doubt. When I decided to pursue a career in the most demanding job within special operations, I didn’t doubt. Then I decided that I wanted to open a gym, I didn’t doubt. My intentions are not to make myself look ever accomplishing, that is not it at all because I have failed in many things in my life. My point is that I have gotten to where I am through a simple concept of my ability to BELIEVE in myself. I BELIEVED that I would be a great father and husband, I BELIEVED that I could meet the demands of my profession, and I BELIEVED in my abilities and contributions to RedSide. Start BELIEVING in yourselves you are so much more amazing than you think you are. I see so much beauty an strength in you all. I see BELIEF being clouded by doubt and fear. Leave that shit at the door it isn’t welcomed at RedSide. There is so much good in this world, be a part of it and start BELIEVING in yourself as much as I do. Love all of you!!!