Workout of the Day



I’ve been told at various points in my life that I should consider lowering my expectations, in myself and others, in order to avoid disappointment. Disappointment, I would say, is one of the more common negative emotions that I experience, and so the advice seems apropos to me. Logically, too, it makes sense -- lowering expectations should help stave off disappointment, as disappointment is really just the gap between expectations and realities (where expectations are higher than reality). I’ve considered this advice, and I’ve even tried putting it into practice in small ways in the past. All that being said, I think it’s garbage advice.

Expectations are important. They guide our behaviors and our worldview, and the more we continually push them lower, the more we allow room for complacency, lack of responsibility, and all around poor behavior to fill in the empty space. Perhaps I’m signing myself up for frequent disappointment, but I have no plans of backing down my expectations, for myself or others.

I think the world would be better off if we were all a little more disappointed but a lot more accountable.

- PS


  • Bar skill work: bar muscle-ups, kipping pull-ups, butterfly pull-ups, toes-to-bar, pull-overs, etc.