Everybody needs a Craig Silverman.
I’ve just started going to a neighbourhood Crossfit gym. My roommate had been into the system for a while (which is like an intense, military-style workout that pushes you FAR beyond your comfort zone), and I’d been once, but I was slacking until Craig called me up last month to tell me he’d be going.
So I went with Craig that first time, and I’ve been back several times since. Why? Because he exerts just the right amount of social pressure.
It’s so important to have a support network for any change you’re trying to achieve in your life. But if you can’t have a whole group, you at least need one person– someone who will harass the hell out of you to make sure you’ll do it, especially until it becomes a habit.
So how does Craig do it? Here’s how today’s conversation Twitter went, just to give you an example:
Craig: “so 5pm today, right?”
Me: “fuuuuuck FINE”
Craig: “atta girl”
There it is. Bullying? Check. Insulting? Check. Accusation of wussiness? Yup, that’s there too.
You could never treat your child like this, or your girlfriend/boyfriend like this, but you know what? Sometimes it’s necessary.
You need to be that person, or find them. You’ll be happy you did.
Oh and Craig, I hate you.