Quality, as they say, is in the details.
Thirty years here, and I've just in the last couple realized how true that is.
Last week I bought a motorcycle. It's a 1972 Honda CB750... it's a heap of garbage. Whomever was trying to work on it before me did a lot of small cosmetic things to the bike, but ignored one factor... it wouldn't start. Why would anyone worry about what they look like if their engine has trouble?!
So over the weekend, I ran a bit, did some chores around the house, and spent a few hours cleaning brake lines and carburetors that looks like someone had filled them with Aunt Jemima. (that's syrup, for those uninitiated to the pancake purveyor). I literally spent hours doing tedious work with tiny bits. Scrape, brush, wipe... etc...
It's the same with my CrossFit Gym. Sometimes I get carried away and paint before the engine is ready, but typically I'm putting in work on the details. I just finished hour four of a week long quest to find the perfect warm-up music for the week. Granted... it's perfect for me... you may hate it, but it's done. We received some good feedback on the music warmup, and so I just add a few hours of music quest time each week to make sure the details are polished and our engines are firing well into the WOD.
So what are you working on this week? Your paint, or your engine? Being a personal trainer, I can attest that most people are looking at your paint job... but eventually it's going to catch up to you. No matter how much money you throw at the surface, without dealing with internal issues, whether financial, faith, emotional or otherwise, that paint isn't going to mean a thing.
Let's get tuned up. Let's give ourselves enough amp to go out after the gym and chance a few other lives for the better... do enough good in the world, and no one will care what you looked like anyhow.
OHC to Road (95/75)
27 KB Snatch
27 MB Pushup