Thought of the Day: 4/11/11

Posted: April 11, 2011 in CrossFit, Media
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Buckle Up , everyone. Many of you are already seeing how long this post is and are saying “I’m outta here.” For those of you that decide to read on… tonight is a big moment for me and for this blog. If you read through to the end, hopefully it leaves you smiling like it left me after writing it. Getting real and feeling 100% comfortable in your own skin is one of the best feelings in the world and I’m closer to that every day. Fist Pump.


Do you guys know what I love? Life.

More and more each day I am realizing how much I TRULY LOVE LIFE. That doesn’t mean I love every part of my life, or that life is happy and amazing every minute of every day, but when I really sit… stop… and think, I’m pretty blown away at (and incredibly grateful for) the lives we’re privileged enough to have.

This blog is something that has brought me a lot of joy over the last 9 months or so, too, and I think it’s because I’m learning that this is an outlet to share my voice. Most people like being able to share their thoughts and this is a big way I’ve found to do that. THEREFORE, effective immediately, I am going to devote this blog to being an extension of me and my voice. No matter what.

That was a pretty big epiphany for me, today. And it feels really good.
So, here we go with the “New and Improved” Smashby’s Training Blog.

I like hip hop music quite a bit, and one of my favorite artists is “Aesop Rock.” He has a very unique rapping style, his lyrics are anything but boring and many of his beats and rhythms are one of a kind. I was listening to one of his songs tonight, and the lyrics rang even more true that usual.

The song is called “No Regrets” and talks about a girl who was a bit of a loner. That’s all fine and dandy, but there are two parts of the song’s lyrics that I love. The first passage is the chorus:

“1 2 3
That’s the speed of the seed
That’s the speed of the need
dream a little dream,
Or you can live a little dream
I’d rather live it
Cuz dreamers always chase
But never get it”

Check out that last part again. “DREAM a little dream or you can LIVE a little dream. I’d rather LIVE it, cuz dreamers always chase but never get it.” WOW. So many of us can sit back and think about things we’ve “always wanted to have/do/accomplish”. How many of us have actually taken the time to GO AFTER IT? Period. Personally… I’d rather live it.

Here’s the other part of the song I love:

“Look, I’ve never had a dream in my life
Because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven’t pursued
I knew what I wanted and did it till it was done
So I’ve been the dream that I wanted to be since day one!”

I can’t always say this about myself, yet… but I’d absolutely love to. To look back at your life (not at the END of it… at any time) and say, “Yep, I have done exactly what I knew I wanted to, and I have no regrets” would be so peaceful. That doesn’t mean I expect life to be perfect, but there are a lot of times where I didn’t take that risk, or give myself the opportunity to grow, and I’m going to start doing that more! My prediction, it will feel pretty liberating. I’ll keep you posted on how that’s working out for me, and would absolutely love to hear if any of you do that, yourselves.

If you want to hear the song, feel free to check out the video below.

  1. Jamie says:

    Another way that ive heard similar sentiments is that some people will say ‘someday’. Someday i will do this, or someday i will do that. But someday never comes unless that someday is today.

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