WPO Part 2 – Thank you to those close to me

I have a lot to write about and don’t want to make each blog post super long and drawn out.

I’ve learned a lot and still keep getting slapped in the face with wisdom.

First: I want to thank ALL (Ria first and foremost) who have helped me over the last few years-15 years manage my life in all aspects and shine wisdom on me in every aspect.

I have realized a lot over the previous months-years and have put a lot more effort into my relationships with God and my wife Ria in particular. There are too many people to name and thank. Adam Driggers and Team Samson are a few that covers most of them.

This added peace (I still have a lot of work to do and very human) has provided a lot of realizations for me and much less angst in my life, though I still struggle when things happen, or I don’t do everything I want to accomplish like this weekend. Getting a few of these things settled in my head was right on time, I promise you that and not for this weekend.

For sure with as much absolute 100% certainty as possible, I can tell you that if I didn’t get a few things settled in my head over the last year; I would have not able to handle a few situations that came running my way with a clear head. I don’t think I could have avoided overreacting or at least would have reacted how I would have in the past.

At the very least, I would have been even more ‘distracted’ for a while or potentially even “away” and not able to also train, much less compete the previous weekend. This insanity is due to a few situations you can’t make up and may not believe me unless I showed you over and explained to you over the last few years.

Though some of the last three-four months, for those close to me, knew how much stress-tested I was, and I did my best, and worked through it and didn’t miss a single session. I honestly feel that I didn’t even let it impact my focus hardly at all.

I had a great training cycle with plenty of help and support. I made it through feeling good, and my number one goal was accomplished – making it to the meet in one piece and my shoulder holding up.

I’m blessed to have even been able to lift with the class of 242’s that I did this weekend.

More to come…

 

 

 

 

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Brian Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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