No one likes to finish last. We are taught to be winners. That competitive spirit is one of the things that F3 utilizes to help us push ourselves longer and harder. If the guy next to you can do it, then so can you.
Over the past two weeks two members of the pax have shared that they are struggling with being last in workouts. DRM is not sure why they picked him to talk to about being last, but they did. They stated that they have lost their way. They are not as motivated as they once were to hit the gloom at 0530. They don’t like being last but they are not sure what to do about it.
Being first is an accomplishment that only a select few will achieve. In the middle of the pax you have perspective on first and last. There is comfort and room to improve. Lots of company and friendly mumble chatter. It’s lonely at the back.
But the back of the pax is where you can have impact. When you look back and see that the last guy is struggling ask yourself some questions. Why is he last? Does everyone work harder than him? Is he really trying? Can’t he do better than that? What’s keeping you from being that guy?
Maybe it’s worth the effort to drop back once in a while and check out what’s happening at the back of the pax. If we lose the last guy, you better hope that you are not the second to the last guy. Or the guy in front of him. We must remember that it’s the guys behind us who push us. They make us better. We need them. And they need us.
So who’s pushing who here? Are you trying to keep up with guy who is better than you or are you trying to keep ahead of the guy just behind you? No matter which, someone is helping you to be better. What are you doing?
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