Moment of Awesomeness: 3/20/12

Posted: March 20, 2012 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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“Hope springs eternal…”

Alexander Pope wrote that in 1734 in his work “An Essay on Man.”

On this first day of Spring, I felt that was a pretty uplifting quote. Without really getting into the philosophical side of that quote or the piece, the way I understand it’s intended meaning is this:

No matter what happens, or what cards life deals us, we as a species are positive creatures and will continue to HOPE and believe. To me, that is a powerful thought and message. Did you get knocked down? Get back up and try again. Did you fail at something? Give it another go and don’t give up.

What if your goal was to fly? No in a plane… with your arms! Jarno Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, had this dream. I’m sure there were many many failed attempts. These guys kept trying. NOW HE CAN FLY!

Happy Tuesday, Happy Spring, and Happy Hope! Some have said humans will never fly like birds… these guys beg to differ.

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