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Not Trying, Training

Over the past few weeks I've been pondering a phrase I find can have many compelling layers to how we perceive it:

I'm trying.

As we move through life, we all have the ability to bring a unique perspective to the table on how we see the world, how we interact with it and how we experience it.

From the conditioning we were raised on, to what we're allowing to shape our mindset as adults, will mean a shared experience is not set in stone to be received by each of us in the same way.

As our conditioning shapes our perceptions, so the same can apply to the words we use, and how each one perceives them will vary.

Phrase: I tried.
My perspective through my lens: Trying isn't commitment, it's an attempt. So should we be surprised with the outcome we get when we 'try'?

In this next week to follow we'll be launching a new print in our shop. In preparation for the reveal, I wanted to share the Braver perspective on the meaning behind the new print titled:


Not trying. Training.

When you’re trying
When it get’s difficult
When you don’t feel like it
You give up.
When you’re training
You don’t act on your feelings
You act on your level of COMMITMENT
When you’re fighting for something that matters
When you have a vision
When you know your why
Trying, is unthinkable

We aren't bringing this phrase to you from a stance purely based in physical training. At Braver we acknowledge the same brain we use in daily life is the same we use in movement, and so when we grow physically better we have the ability to grow mentally better.

Our one goal for this new print is that it acts as a prompt, if even to one person, to get curious around why your 'trying' is not working, and how 'training' may be the piece you need to push the envelope (in any and all areas of your life.)

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Stay Braver out there, Astrid  

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1 comment

Absolutely true, unfortunately not many of us COMMIT !!
My poster on my wall throughout my corporate career read:

Peter Green

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