But what if I’m not good enough?

I’ve gotten asked this question a lot over the course of the past couple of weeks.

Mostly in regards to the Open. Which starts today. And if you haven’t signed up, you better go to http://www.games.crossfit.com and do it. NOW.

“I want to sign up…but what if I’m not good enough?”

I asked myself the same question last year.
I asked Andrew over and over…and over again. 
When I signed up for the Open in 2013, I didn’t have pull-ups, much less chest to bar pull ups. I had never done a snatch. I had never completed a 95# clean. I didn’t have double unders. I didn’t have a muscle up. I could string maybe 2 toes to bar together.

During the open, I didn’t hit a chest to bar pull up, but I got a pull up.
I completed 47 snatches. 17 of which were at 75#.
I completed 33 clean and jerks at 95#.
I was able to string together 6 toes to bar. 

I far exceeded my own goals. I attempted–and achieved–far more than I thought I could when I entered my information to participate last year. 

So do I think you should sign up? Yes. I do.
If you’ve been doing this for 2 days
or 2 weeks,
or 2 months,
or 2 years,
because I think you should get the chance to impress the shit out of you.
I want you to hit the ground running at 3…2…1…GO. 
I want your friends to gather around you and scream at you for the full time cap. 
I want you to be outstanding.
And when it’s over, I want you to writhe on the ground and leave it on the floor.
I want you to be im-f*cking-pressed with what you just did.

2010: pre-crossfit (190#), 2013: just before the 2013 open at Battle on the Bayou, 2014: Who needs shorts? (164#)

Because what if you’re not good enough?
The more important question here is:
What if you are?

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