My Bright Spot this week is FLEXIBILITY. Let me explain…

Memories of our trip to Hawaii last year have popped up on my news feed all week. Our first experience on that slice of paradise will always be special. But I need to be more flexible in allowing myself to “feel” vacation. I don’t need to be SOMEWHERE in order to BE. My challenge to myself is to remember those feelings of contentment and try to incorporate them into my every day, regardless of where I am.

I have been joking a lot lately that I am “broken” due to some physical setbacks. Well eff that…I am going to incorporate ROM WOD on a daily basis and work on my flexibility and mobility issues so I can continue to chase you fire breathers!

I have also committed to a subtle change in course as we continue to grow our community. Rather than focus on bringing in MORE members, I want to focus on YOUR EXPERIENCE at Nevermore. Growth will continue organically if we make each member’s experience more powerful. Sometimes our ship strays as we try new things, but the goal is always the same…to encourage fun, inspire action and realize potential. I need to be flexible in my approach to making this gym the best around…Keep an eye out for some events coming soon that emphasize this renewed focus.

I came across a cool parable that emphasized the need for flexibility when steering your ship…

A battleship had been at sea on its routine maneuvers under heavy weather for days. The captain, who was worried about the deteriorating weather conditions, stayed on the bridge to keep an eye on all activities.

One night, the lookout on the bridge suddenly shouted, “Captain! A light, bearing on the starboard bow.”

“Is it stationary or moving astern?” the captain asked.

The lookout replied that it was stationary. This meant the battleship was on a dangerous collision course with the other ship. The captain immediately ordered his signalman to signal to the ship: “We are on a collision course. I advise you to change course 20 degrees east.”

Back came a response from the other ship: “You change course 20 degrees west.”

Agitated by the arrogance of the response, the captain asked his signalman to shoot out another message: “I am a captain, you change course 20 degrees east.”

Back came the second response: “I am a second class seaman, you had still better change course 20 degrees west.”

The captain was furious this time! He shouted to the signalman to send back a final message: “I am a battleship. Change course 20 degrees east right now!”

Back came the flashing response: “I am a lighthouse. Your call.”

What is your Bright Spot?