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September 15 2016


September 15 2016


September 15 2016

I heard a great story at Grace Church this past Sunday as part of the sermon relating to our sense of personal identity. It goes like this:

Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor
came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he
came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn’t find
his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn’t there, so he
looked in his briefcase but couldn’t find it. Then he looked in the seat
beside him. He still couldn’t find it.

The conductor said, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I’m sure you bought a ticket. Don’t worry about it.”
Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle
punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned
around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking
under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, “Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don’t
worry, I know who you are. No problem. You don’t need a ticket. I’m sure
you bought one.”

Einstein looked at him and said, “Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going.”

So, my question to you after reading this little story is two-fold:
1. Do you know who you are?
2. Do you know where you’re going?

Our identities can be wrapped up in so many things that we do or the season of life in which we find ourselves. We tend to follow that with the response, “I am _____(fill in the blank)___.” How we choose to fill in that blank, as I have already shared before, is vitally important in dictating our actions and daily thought processes and how we handle tragedy, challenges, and successes. Just as important is the answer to the second question. What are your goals? Where do you want to go? What do you expect in this life of yourself and well beyond. Answer both of those questions with positive conviction and strength and see just how great you are as a response to it.

A) Deadlift:
*Find a heavy 5 Rep and then perform 3 sets of 3 reps at 80% of that heavy 5.*
B) Push Press:
C) Barbell Step Up (Back Rack):
*Choose any height box for step-up. Barbell is on your back.*

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of:
Run, 400 m
20 Wall Balls, CRX: 20/14, FRX: pick load, 10/9 ft
10 Burpees