“Life is a wonderful, wonderful opera… except that it hurts.” – Joseph Campbell
Our life is a summation of what we think about. It’s what the human brain is programmed to do – to pay attention to what we’re thinking about.
If we are in the market to buy a silver Toyota, all we see are silver Toyotas on the road. It’s as if they suddenly appeared out of the sky, yet… they were there all along. It’s called the “Reticular Activation System”. We simple notice more of something if we’re focused on it.
Now replace the silver Toyota with a harmful emotion… such as feeling like the world is out to get us. Feeling like we aren’t important. Feeling frustrated. It becomes exaggerated, monopolizing our thoughts. If we look for the negative, it will be there in droves. But… if we look for the positive, it will be there just as powerfully.
Are we going to see the wonderful opera, or are we going to be distracted by the pain?
30 Single Dumbbell Deadlifts
30 Single Dumbbell Russian Swings
30 Single Dumbbell Goblet Squats
30 Single Dumbbell Hang Squat Cleans
30 Single Dumbell Power Snatches
30 Single Dumbbell Overhead Squats
*On the Minute: 5 Burpees
30 Seconds Max Double Dumbbell Row
30 Seconds Max Chest Slap Push-ups
30 Seconds Max Double Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts
30 Seconds Max Push-ups
Rest 1 Minute Between Sets