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Positive Self-Talk: Defining Your Destiny by Greg Amundson - CrossFit Journal

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November 07, 2010

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“Your thoughts will become your words. Your words will become your actions. Your actions will become your habits. Your habits will become your character. Your character will define your destiny.”

Gandhi’s words were shared with Greg Amundson by his bootcamp drill sergeant, and the Original Firebreather shares those same words with athletes at his Goal Setting and Positive Self-Talk Seminar. To Amundson, the words fueled a quest that had started with Greg Glassman’s pivotal quote, “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.” Six years later, that line has culminated in Amundson’s seminar.

In the last segment, Focusing on Your Goals, Amundson challenged athletes to pursue their goals and always keep them in sight. Today, he illustrates his own mental challenges and how he overcame them through a story about his arrival at bootcamp. His training, not only as a soldier but also as a warrior, developed his mental wisdom. Through Amundson, we can learn how to conquer our fears and “control and optimize our self-talk.”

6min 58sec

Additional reading: Coaching the Mental Side of CrossFit by Greg Amundson, published July 7, 2010.

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4 Comments on “Positive Self-Talk: Defining Your Destiny”


wrote …

awesome vid!!!! We are surrounded by so much negativity these days. One person can have a negative attitude at the box and that will start spreading and bring the moral of the box down. I am a hard charger and i cant even imagine where i would be with a negative attitude!!
again sweet vid!!!
Semper Fidelis!!!

Ben L


wrote …

I was able to attend one of Greg's Positive Self Talk seminars and it was life changing! I use it everyday in everyway! Thanks again Greg!


Zach Even - Esh wrote …

Greg, LOVE these freakin' vids brutha, ready 2 tear up the day, caught this in the AM, what timing!!!

Psyched for Late March!!

For Ben Lunak, if that is your gym bro, I would remove the negative people.

It's a gutsy way to run a business, but I tell parents and athletes up front we have NO room for negativity and lazy asses in the gym, if someone doesn't do their best and it negatively affects the rest of the crew, they will eventually be removed.

Peace Bruddahs!



Gerard Mcauliffe wrote …

Magnificent. I want to get on a plane and cross the Atlantic Ocean to go to one of Greg's seminars after watching that video. If a five minute snippet can get my adrenaline pumping like this i can only imagine what a whole weekend would be like!

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