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What is Greatness?

What is Greatness?
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Hello to the dreamers, the doers, the overcomers. Today, I would like to dive into a question that has echoed through my journey and forms the foundation of the brand - What is greatness?

Greatness. It's a word that carries weight. It's a beacon that pulls us forward, compelling us to exceed what we believe we're capable of. It's an ever-evolving finish line, not meant to discourage us, but to push us towards continual growth, improvement, and transformation.

In the world of fitness and sport, greatness often gets associated with physical prowess, victories, or record-breaking feats. Yet, while these are undeniably commendable, I've learned that true greatness goes deeper; it's more personal and profound. It resides in our resilience, our ability to encounter adversity, rise, and declare, "I am stronger."

In 2006, I was diagnosed with cancer. It was a battle I hadn't signed up for, a mountain I hadn't trained to ascend. But it was within these moments of adversity that I discovered my own greatness. It wasn't about how much I could lift or how fast I could ride. It was about the resilience of my spirit, my unwavering resolve, and my fierce determination to turn trials into triumphs.

This life-altering journey led to the birth of BeforeGreatness—a testament to human resilience. Here, we see fitness as a metaphor for life's battles. We encourage pushing beyond perceived limits, challenging the status quo, and growing stronger—not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.

Greatness, my friends, is not a destination, but a journey. It's a commitment to better ourselves, explore our true potential, and uplift others along the way. It's about shattering barriers, defying odds, and redefining the boundaries of the possible. It's about standing tall each time we stumble, learning from our setbacks, and transforming them into stepping stones towards our victories.

At BeforeGreatness, we're passionate about guiding you on your path to greatness. Whether you're into longboarding, weightlifting, mountain biking, snowboarding, or prepping for a HYROX event, we're here to support you.

We believe in the strength of the human spirit and its ability to overcome and achieve. We believe in your potential, your capacity for greatness. So, I invite you to embark on this journey with us, to embrace every challenge, every drop of sweat, every small victory because each step you take brings you closer to your personal greatness.

So, I ask you again, what is greatness? Maybe it's time to redefine what greatness means to you. And remember, at BeforeGreatness, every effort you make takes you one step closer to your unique version of greatness. Let's redefine what's possible, together.

Here's to your journey towards greatness. Stand strong. Be resilient. Unleash your potential. This is your time.

Jeremy, BeforeGreatness.