There are certain events in life that create a powerful impression leaving a signature mark. This past weekend left its imprint on my life as I traveled to Vancouver BC to participant in Canada’s first Strong First Girya Certification. This was an unforgettable weekend and I will keep the memories alive by implementing them into my career and my personal life.
The SFG certification puts mental strength, physical strength, and spiritual strength to the test with three days of detailed intense training. Part of the certification is to be able complete 100 snatches with a 16 kg kettlebell within 5 min. There are many other things we were tested on over the duration of the weekend and not to mention the countless amount of swings. During this time I learned a tremendous amount of information to improve my clients training protocol while creating lifelong friends.
However, the main impression taught is how strength is a skill with a deeper purpose.
Many times we would partner up for exercises and I would always find myself with someone who was strong in the areas I was weak or where I was strong in areas they were weak. Working with each other we used our strength to transform our what could have been our Achille’s heel into a powerful force. Together we became a mighty warrior by working through our limitations.
This is when it occurred to me that strength is not necessary where we are strong, but rather the areas where we are weak. Perfecting strength as a skill improves our limitations. As I came to this conclusion, I started to realize the deeper purpose.
First I have to admit where my limitations lie to be flexible for growth. Strength is having the humility to acknowledge weakness and the diligence to improve it. When we recognize we each have different strengths to offer one another, it balancing out our own weakness, creating a stronger community.
Thank you Vancouver BC SFG for a strong community and an amazing experience.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the week. Isaiah 40:29