Virtuosity 8: Satisfaction

By Ubaid Naseem

In Athletes, Coaching

June 05, 2015

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With the CrossFit Games season ramping up, the focus is on the competition to find the Fittest on Earth. While the numbers on the leaderboard or the whiteboard certainly drive us to improve, many CrossFit athletes have learned they’re ultimately in competition only with themselves.

Ubaid Naseem, a business coach, found bitter disappointment after failing to complete a workout, but his CrossFit trainer reminded him complete effort is all that’s required for fulfillment. Naseem realized satisfaction isn’t based on the number on the whiteboard but in the effort required to produce it.

CrossFit Inc. is sending Naseem US$500 for sharing his story with us, and CrossFit 606 will receive a $500 gift card from Rogue Fitness.

We’re still accepting submissions, and we’re looking for stories that go beyond what we’ve already covered. To increase the chances of publication, read the submission guidelines at the end of the article and review the previous articles in this series. You can find them all by entering “virtuosity” in the search box above.

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