The Cascade Effect

The Cascade Effect

Charlie Sims

A few weeks ago, I posted a question inside the CrossFit Regeneration private facebook group asking our members why they do CrossFit instead of other fitness routines. Out of that conversation came an incredible depth of insight into the lives of the people who trust me with their fitness.

People come here for reasons far beyond merely fitness.

This post is about something my friends call “The Cascade Effect”. Nothing in our lives exist in a vacuum. Everything cascades into everything else just like a giant tangled ball of string. 

If you or I have a “problem” in one area of our life, it’s effects aren’t restricted to that one area. For example, if you abuse your body with inappropriate uses of drugs and alcohol, it won’t just hurt your body. It will produce pain throughout the balance of your relationships. Your spouse and kids will suffer due to you abusing yourself. Your ability to connect with God and hear his voice in your life will be stifled. And finally, it will bleed out into your ability to do your job well and provide for yourself. That single pain cascading all throughout the entirety of your life.

Alternatively, If you’re making positive deposits into one area of your life, there will be a cascading benefit that will rejuvenate your whole self. Contrasted to drug and alcohol abuse, investing in your health with CrossFit, and proper nutrition will bring benefits into your relationships, and into your ability to hear God’s voice, and even in your ability to thrive in the workplace.

If you don’t believe me, put it to the test. Where’s your pain? And how has it cascaded out into the rest of your life? What about your thriving? Is it bringing benefits across the spectrum?

What is one thing you can do today to start making positive deposits? If you would like some help with this, we offer a FREE No-Sweat Intro where you can schedule a half hour with one of our experts.  Don’t wait until the pain cascading over your life swallows you whole.

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