As much as we want to claim our own success, chances are we didn't get there on our own. One of the primary reasons CrossFit has seen exponential growth over the last 10 years is their emphasis on community. There are people who are content hopping on a treadmill, putting their earbuds in, and zoning out for an hour. That is understandable, but is it effective for most people? I would argue no. We all need accountability, we need friendly competition, we need people around us to push us and make us better. Whether you find this type of community with a small group of friends that enter your "bro-sesh" circle, or whether you have a larger community that motivates you at your local CrossFit gym, or maybe it is a much larger community who takes you under their wing like our friends over at Snake River CrossFit (community within a larger community), it really doesn't matter where you find it. What does matter is that you find it somewhere. It matters that you embrace it, and it matters that you allow the positive influence of that community to impact you in a positive way. You could go solo, you could remain bitter, and you could remain unchanged. You ultimately choose what will lead to your success, but chances are you will need partners along the way.