THE SCENE: 72 Degrees, under the stars.
Preruck with Choker, Bam and Commie. Had to pick Bams brain for any last advice for GrowRuck. “Mainly, don’t let the Cadre catch you high fiving at 5 am.” Ok.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Imperial Walkers IC 15
Hillbillies IC 15
Overhead Claps IC 15
Shoulder Taps IC 15
Pax lined up next to the curb. While 1 Pax performed CMU curls, the rest performed the following:
Uneven Merkins 20 each side.
Once all Pax had performed CMU curls, Indian run to the pavilion.
Performed the following:
Mountain climbers on the bench 25 OYO
Dips 15 OYO
Picnic table pull-ups 20 OYO
Rinse and repeat.
Picnic table windshield wipers
Indian run back to Startex.
20 CMU curls this time Pax performed long step lunges.
Mosey lap around the parking lot.
20 CMU curls this time with short step lunges.
BBS IC 20
Dying Cockroach IC 10
Aw Yeah IC 10 each side (Choker)
Plank for 80 seconds (Commie)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Insert PAX Count 8 Pax, Ramrod, Woodpecker, Commie, Carport, Flobee, Wall Builder, Choker, Orange Julius (QIC).
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Excerpt read from Stephen R. Coveys “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
The Have’s and the Be’s
One way to determine which circle our concern is in is to distinguish between the have’s and the be’s. The Circle of Concern is filled with the have’s:
“I’ll be happy when I have my house paid off.”
“If only I had a boss who wasn’t such a dictator…”
“If only I had a more patient husband…”
“If only I had more obedient kids…”
“If I had my degree…”
“If I could just have more time to myself…”
The Circle of Influence is filled with the be’s—I can be more patient, be wise, be loving. It’s the character focus.
Anytime we think the problem is “out there” that though is the problem. We empower what’s out there to control us. The change paradigm is “outside-in”–what’s out there has to change before we can change.
One of my favorite stories is one in the Old Testament, part of the Judeo-Christian tradition. It’s the story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers at the age of seventeen. Can you imagine how easy it would have been for him to languish in self-pity as a servant of Potiphar, to focus on the weaknesses of his brothers and his captors and on all he didn’t have? But Joseph was proactive. He worked on be. An within a short period of time, he was running Potiphar’s household. He was in charge of all the Potiphar had because the trust was so high.
Then the day came when Joseph was caught in a difficult situation and refused to compromise his integrity. As a result, he was unjustly imprisoned for thirteen years. But again he was proactive. He worked on the inner circle, on being instead of having, and soon he was running the prison and eventually the entire nation of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh.
I know this idea is a dramatic paradigm shift for many people. It is so much easier to blame other people, conditioning, or conditions for our own stagnant situation. But we are responsible—-“response-able”—-to control our lives and to powerfully influence our circumstances by working on be, on what we are.
Nothing but good old-fashioned hard work at The Morg today. Great job men!
2nd F Opportunity at Carolina Watershed Friday Night.