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Excellence



If you're an avid CrossFitter and haven't read Ben Bergeron's "Chasing Excellence" I highly suggest you add it to your 2020 reading list. Even if you're not a CrossFitter, this book is worth the read. On the surface, this book is Ben's account of preparing Katrin Davidsdottir for her 2016 win at the CrossFit Games. Woven into the story, are Ben's core values for living a life of excellence.


What does it mean to live a life of excellence?

Contrary to what you might believe, excellence is not perfection. I'll say it again for the people in the back, EXCELLENCE IS NOT PERFECTION. Excellence comes from the small things you do everyday. It comes from focusing on the things you can control and letting go of the things you can't. Excellence is making choices, everyday, that contribute to you becoming the best version of yourself.


In his book, Ben uses a spectrum differentiate excellence from competence and complacency.


On the left end, Complacency is the below average side of the spectrum. People who are complacent don't care abou