"Everytime I come in here I add to the list of the things I need to practice. There's always something else." ~ Member Jack DelaCroix
Jack has been with us for close to two months now, and we just added to his list again the other day when Annie came out of the hopper (accidentally on-purpose). And yeah, it was the double unders he was struggling with, not so much the sit-ups. :-)
I can see it though, he's starting to think CF, his fitness and in a different way, more engaged because he cares and tapping into a bit of that right brain. If Updike was right, "Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." When you do it right, you're getting out of your own way.
Thing is, there's a joy in learning and mastering new things. The pay-off...the reward for persistance and fighting to get it right is that brief breakthrough moment when all of a sudden a near impossible thing becomes possible, and in some cases feels like you've never done it any other way. You then re-double your efforts. You feed on the success.
Getting there sometimes isn't easy. The CrossFit skill-list is long and arduous. Level 1 can humble a lot of people. Level 2 is very difficult and Level 3, well... you might be able to tick a few things off here and there but knocking out 80% of them? The elite levels are elite for a reason.
There's always something else, regardless of your level. Each of them are hard come by. That's why there's coaches. That's why there's peer support. It's why CrossFit athletes succeed more at an affiliate than anywhere else. If it's something you haven't experienced...you really should.