What's a Bright Spot?

Here is a non scientific definition? 

"A pleasant or successful event or period of time" 

If you're new to CrossFit Reanimated you might wonder what the heck is all this bright spot talk and why do I keep getting phone calls and text messages about these?

This is the answer!

We want to identify what has been going right and amplify those successful practices. On top of that we want to have fun celebrating the good. 

Most of us spend to much time focusing on what is wrong in the world, our lives, how we eat, how we look, etc. Doing this generally doesn't help us solve any problems. It just makes us feel, well... not so great. I'm sure we've all had this scenario at some point in life. Your really happy about something wanting to tell the whole world how awesome you did, only to have been met with: you should have done better. 

I remember pretty clearly several times coming home from school super excited about doing well on a test and wanting to tell my father about it. Only to be greeted with you could have done better, what went wrong? My dad wasn't a bad parent, he was right, I probably could have been better, but those moments deflated my balloon.

Imagine if the situation was just a little bit different. What if I was greeted with that's awesome Sara I'm really proud of you! How did you do so well on this test? What are you going to try and do for you next quiz? I'm pretty sure I would have tried harder or set another goal for myself.

I challenge you from now on when you're inside our four walls to really embrace and be proud of all of your accomplishments. Celebrate them, do a dance, ring the PR bell, and tell someone else.  It makes a difference.

I know since we've started this practice I'm pretty happy when Friday comes along to hear everyone's stories. On top of that I'm thinking about what went well instead of what went wrong.