Your view of the world will determine your attitude towards work, family, and training. If you're one of those people who always sees that glass as half empty, then your life is probably a struggle most of the time. Contrast that with viewing a glass as half full and you're likely to be a much happier and healthier person and to have a more positive outlook on life.
When it comes to training, your outlook on life will likely determine your views towards your workouts. Is what you're doing hard work, or are you just working hard? Viewed positively, working hard yields results physically and mentally. When you train with a coach and in a group setting, like CrossFit, you're more likely to stay motivated to train consistently.
Rather than satisfying an impulsive New Years resolution that won't last longer than Valentine's Day, how you view your training daily, weekly, and monthly will lead to long-lasting results. If you simply see training as just hard work, you'll lose interest, find excuses not to show up, and generally fail to thrive. We don't want that.
When it comes to CrossFit training, we expect you to work hard and to be all in. That doesn't mean we expect you to kill yourself each time you walk in the door, go "rx" on each and every workout, and generally set yourself up for injuries. Rather, you're supposed to work hard by doing the movements well and with proper form (staying with PVC if necessary until you "get it") and stay consistent by showing up to train as often as you've signed up for (exercising that "show up" muscle). That also means being on time for the warm up, focus on the skill work, pay attention and push yourself a bit during the workout, and stretch and do mobility at the end of class. Great athletes always focus on the basics and great athletes listen to their coaches. As a CrossFitter, you should do the same when you come to the gym.
While we can't expect everyone to do more than what's offered in the gym, we encourage you (urge you really) to explore the CrossFit Journal online, read up on what's going on in the CrossFit community at-large, experience local challenges and competitions if you're so inclined, participate in the gym challenges we offer, attend nutrition and fitness presentations when we offer them, and just be a part of the community that we've created. When you do that, you unlock an inner desire to be a better you through better health and fitness. Your priorities shift and you'll find yourself looking forward to training, class, and seeing each and every WOD as another opportunity to simply work hard rather than just hard work.