A dictionary search of the word Family brought up this as the 10th listed definition:
"A group of people who are generally not blood relations but who share common attitudes, interests, or goals."
Others spoke of relation by blood lines, parents and children and so forth.
When you know people who are not your blood but are nonetheless people you are ready to lay it all on the line for, protect, defend and even die if you need to, would that be your Family? I say yes.
How CrossFit Central has achieved success has to do only with the fact that more than a few individuals fought for this company and the people they believe in who also stand for the Double C's!
This is why we cannot be stopped!
This is what your company emails should look like! Who are you speaking to? Your colleagues or your Brothers and Sisters?
Via Lance Cantu (My Soul Brother):
I don’t get emotional...but here;
I am so honored to have trained at the best gym with the best people who happen to be my family. These days happen to be the best time of our lives, and we get to do what we absolutely love. We happen to have the most badass chicas train at our gym...and 3 of them are competing next weekend.
Each one of you 3 ladies are True Champions in my eyes. I admire the shit out of you, and wish you girls truly the best. Whatever happens, however the chips fall, you have 100% support of your BigAss Family right behind you. Whatever you need, or don’t need, we are here for you!
I’ll See You Girls In LA.
Love All You Guys!
Posted this before....I believe in it; My Favorite Quote:
THE MAN IN THE ARENA
Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic", delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.