“The Limit Does Not Exist! “ –Cady Heron

6 Nov

Pressure. Is it good or bad? Can it be both?


Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? I’ve done it since a young age (not that I have the greatest memory, but from what I can remember I’ve been doing it a while=)). I think it’s the way we perceive pressure that makes or breaks us.

I’m not good enough.

I’m not skinny enough.

I’m not cute enough.

I’m not smart enough.

I want to be stronger.

I want to be better.

I want to be kinder.

I want to win.

It all depends on how you look at it, how you say it, how you think it. I respect those who put pressure on themselves because they want to be the best person they can be. Pressure can be good when it pushes you in a positive direction, makes you fight for the end result you want.

I think a lot of my pressure comes from not wanting to disappoint.  I always want to make people happy and proud. When I was younger/most of this could probably apply to me now as well haha, I followed the rules. I never wanted my parents to be upset with me or disappointed.  Why is it that someone being disappointed in you is like the worst thing ever? It’s the one emotion that I think hits us the hardest. Not someone being mad or angry with a decision we made, an action we took, but someone being disappointed in us is like a knife to the heart. Who wants to feel that? I doubt anyone.

I also put a lot of pressure on myself when it comes to Crossfit.  Sometimes I wonder why I do it, or why I kind of put myself in a position to feel this kind of pressure.  But then I realized it’s where I thrive.  It’s good pressure, not bad pressure.  I don’t even like to use the word pressure, but that is just how it always comes out.  This ‘pressure’ makes me a hard worker, dedicated to my goals, driven to be the best, accomplish things I never thought possible. (Example #1: Muscle ups) One thing I love about Crossfit, it pushes us to want to do things we never thought possible, and it pushes us to not stop until we do those things we never thought were possible.  It’s a place where there are no limits.  Sure we have plateaus; we just can’t stay there forever. We have to push pass them and continue to be better each and every day, each and every moment.



One Response to ““The Limit Does Not Exist! “ –Cady Heron”

  1. Julie Murphy November 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    You’ve always made me proud and you still do!

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