4. BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR WEAKNESSES. THEN WORK ON THEM UNTIL THEY BECOME STRENGTHS
Talking about her weaknesses in interviews, she states honestly and openly which skills need to be improved in time for her next competition. This ability to remove her ego and be objective allows her to develop quickly and intelligently.
This is not easy! It takes a strong mind to admit when we are wrong, or just aren’t good enough yet with a particular skill. If we can be honest to ourselves then we will improve much faster and more effectively.
After having problems on the pegboard in the 2015 CrossFit Games she announced that she would work on this challenge to improve her performance. In the first event at the 2016 CrossFit Games, a 7km Trail Run, she finished in 37th place, yet she didn’t let this dishearten her. Instead she picked herself up and took first place in the next event: The Deadlift Ladder.
A bad result does not define you. Don’t let it get you down. Instead be smart and use it to highlight an area of your skillset that you need to work on. Despite her successes Brooke keeps looking for weak points which can be strengthened. Her honesty and strength to use failure as a way to improve is impressive, and a hard lesson to learn.
I never lose, either I win or I learn
- Brooke-Wells-weightlifting: Photos courtesy of CrossFit Inc