2. YOUR RIVAL
Muhammed Ali and Joe Frasier, Austin Powers and Doctor Evil, Biggie Smalls and 2 Pac, everyone needs a top-quality rival. Oscar Wilde once wrote that “you can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies”, so having a CrossFit rival is never a bad idea, especially if it helps make you work harder to succeed.
If you notice that more people are keen to compete against you (i.e the calibre of your enemies are improving), then it’s an indirect sign you are also improving as an athlete.
Your rivalry might be completely unspoken, it might be good natured, or it might not, but it will certainly help you to push yourself and improve as an athlete. Just remember to keep things in perspective and that at the end of the day, winning and losing in Crossfit isn’t a matter of life and death…its much more important than that.