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Sunday Story…Why I Compete

Sunday Story…Why I compete

Someone asked me recently why do I continue to compete? What drives me? At what point is enough enough?

The answer, for me, is simple. I believe if you have gifts, skills, and talents and you don’t use them you are insulting your creator, the universe. If you have songs to sing, stories to write, or edifices to build and you don’t you are not living up to your purpose on earth.

I am good at doing physical things. It isn’t all I am good at but at this moment in time, after years of hard work and dedication, I am very good at this CrossFit thing. Not seeing how good I can be is an insult to the universe, not to mention a slap in the face to myself. Not doing all I can to reach the pinnacle would be a crime.

How good are you? How good can you become? What stories are you not telling? What songs are you not singing? You do not want to be on your death bed and have all the stories and songs and projects standing around looking at you forlornly saying,” We came to you to give us life. Only you could bring us to life. And now we must die with you. Forever.”

This is my fear. This is why I compete. How about you?

John Mariotti

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