Why Try ….. Just Do!!!

When I looked up the word try in the Webster’s Dictionary here is what I read:
Try: “To make an attempt at”.

When Chris and I lived in Los Angeles, I remember a phrase he used to live by: “Using the word Try is just an easy way to let yourself off the hook”. Every time we say we will “try” we are giving ourselves an out to the situation! For example, I remember in the beginning of CrossFit I would look at a weight or WOD and think “well I guess I’ll try to do it” (basically saying if it gets too heavy or to hard I can drop down in weight or scale it). I had already given myself an out before I even started!

By giving yourself an out, you will never be able to reach your full potential in life and in CrossFit! Now I look at a weight that is intimidating or WOD’s that look impossible and say “I’m going to do this or I’m going to kill this” etc…. I have now given myself NO OUTS!

Words are very powerful, and the more we tell ourselves we can and we will the more successes we will see!

Crossfitters… I challenge you to no longer say “try” and tell yourself you can, and the results will astound you!

Written by: Annie Mello

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8 Responses to “Why Try ….. Just Do!!!”

  1. Great blog Annie.

  2. Great post Annie! I often use the word try (especially when it comes to Rx’d weight) and I never thought of it as giving myself an out… but it’s completely true.

    I’ll try to say “I will” more often too. Oh wait… I said it again in my sentence!!!!

    Let me write this again…

    “I will” do it too.

  3. annaleisa Says:

    Awesome topic, Annie! Crossfitters ARE do-ers, showing up in the box and DOING whatever is put before them. Pat yourselves on the back, ya’ll, and let’s get back to it!

  4. Great inspiration! I never noticed how often I do say “try”. But now in CrossFit AND life I will “DO” more:)

  5. “Do or do not… there is no try.” Yoda

  6. Kimberly Says:

    Thanks to the get people at CrossFit (Chris, Annie, Mary, Michelle, and everyone else) I have learned that I WILL and CAN do anything. Thanks for teaching me to be a do-er and a believer!

  7. I have to admit that when I did first start, I used the word “try” (boy was I corrected quickly!). Now (at least I think I do) if I’m not sure what weight I should do, I’ll ask “what weight do you think I should do” not “what weight do you think I should try”. Very rarely do I throw weight back off because I already have it in my head that I CAN and WILL do that weight…not that I will TRY to do it.

    A borrowed phrase: “Other gyms use machines, CrossFit builds them”.

  8. Jackie Fischer Says:

    Awesome post Annie! I haven’t ever thought about that phrase (I’ll try) until I read this last night. This morning I had the perfect chance to use it again when I looked at the WOD – but today I said, I will do this and I did!! No “trying” for this chick!

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