We’re all working on SOMETHING in our lives. A goal, ourselves, a mission. And let’s be honest, some days, it just doesn’t feel like you’re making any progress at all. American Ninja Warriors know all about that. They’ve dedicated their lives to something that will never be “done.” They have to work hard every single day to even maintain their strength and skills, let alone improve them.
So if you’re having a bad day, take a deep breath. You’re not alone, and here’s a few examples of that.
Meagan Martin reminded us that falling is part of the process.
Jamie Rahn shared his season 9 submission video, which showed us that even those who make it look easy are going through struggles.
Here is my FULL ANW 9 Submission video. It seems the ending never loaded on Instagram. Sorry. Enjoy, and I hope you get inspired for your video this year, DUE IN JANUARY!!!!Posted by Jamie Rahn on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Barclay Stockett talked about the importance of self care.
*long post ahead* Sometimes I get weary. I’ve been going a million miles a minute for since January (27 states and 4 countries later) without taking any time to lift my head up out of the water to breathe. Last night I competed in a competition I didn’t feel mentally or emotionally prepared for, and I wasn’t able to execute according to plan. Thankfully I still made it into the finals, so I will be competing again tonight. Although I’m still exhausted and ready to be home, I’m going to try to remove all negative and pressure-filled feelings I’m experiencing and try to just have fun. I’m so thankful for the life I am blessed with, but I’m learning I need to take better care of myself. #lessonslearned • Thank you, @flashjordan3 for the amazing photos you are always capturing! You’re magic.
Lance Pekus showed us that sharing your struggles will strengthen the community that surrounds you.
Don't even know where to start. The amount of love and support Heather and I have been receiving has been overwhelming. Sorry we haven't been able to respond to everyone but it's been more emotional reliving the moment on TV then expected. We want to thank everyone! #MSawareness #fightMS #MS #cowboyninja #idahome #ninjawarrior
Jake Murray took a hard fall, but looked to his support system to immediately lift him back up.
@islandninja was my hype man, valet, and consoler all in one night, because he has a kind heart and a shared passion for ninja. Make sure you surround yourself with uplifting spirits that want to help you reach your potential. To all my fans and their wonderfully inspiring, encouraging, heartfelt messages - thank you! ✌ I had no idea I garnered such a close following full of thoughtful folks. The legend goes: after I fell during my run, he hopped on the segway and screamed "I'm coming, Jake!" and proceeded to ride urgently across set, with no concern for the million dollar production in progress. #friends ❤ @ninja_natalie @ethanswanson.ninja @jamierahn