Societal pressures and corporate norms nudge us toward ideas and behaviors that are “appropriate” or expected. But the rewards for creativity and individuality are well worth the effort.
→ Tom & David Kelley, Creative Confidence
With the CrossFit community having been around for over ten years now, it’s easy to assume we’ve figured out the best way to run a gym.
But what if we haven’t cracked the code yet? What if everybody is stuck building slight derivatives off suboptimal assumptions? What if we’re not pushing ourselves to see what we haven’t been seeing?
There’s comfort in the safety of the crowd, of doing things the way others have always done them. There’s also wisdom in that, in not trying to reinvent the wheel or fix what’s not broken.
But what if nobody tries to do things differently? What if nobody takes a chance, sees a different path, charts a different course? What if safety always wins the day?
I hope we never find out.
I’m not convinced we’ve figured this thing out yet.
There might be a better way.
Here’s to the brave ones who go looking for it.