If you haven’t read the Marianne Williamson’s quote on “Our Greatest Fear”… do so NOW. It will put so many things into perspective for you. It will help you manage those voices in your head as to how to carry yourself, how to push yourself, and how to actually help others in the process.
Okay okay, maybe you haven’t googled it yet, so here’s the first part,
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us”
How many times have you shorted yourself because you were afraid to shine? I will stand up tall right now and tell you that there’s nothing scarier than standing out, whether for fear of falling from that pedestal or putting a target on your back. I have absolutely been there, and find myself at a crossroads with this daily. Here are just a few examples:
1) Ive been at my sales job (all performance based, all commision) nearly 4 years and it took me realizing and BELIEVING I was an incredible sales woman to BE an incredible sales woman. I didnt have my best months until I STOPPED telling myself I wasnt as good as so and so. I started looking at myself as how can I be the best for ME. I still shy away from shouting to the mountains how well I do each month, because I dont want to appear cocky, but reaching a confidence in your own abilities is vital to achieving higher.
2) I also didnt realize I could be a lower weight or at a healthier BMI, until I started achieving week after week successes of small weight lossess. 2 pounds a week quickly became 20 overall and I realized, heck I can lose the last 15 Ive always wanted to. I was feeding off my own success.
3) I never thought Id be instructing several times a week with wonderful attendeded classes, let alone sharing whats worked for me publicly! But here I am exploring what else I can do to continue this quest towards overall health, fitness, and happiness and sharing it with YOU step by step.
4) I also started triathlons just wanting to complete them for a good workout- before I knew it I quickly realized I dont want to be last, I dont want to be mediocre, I want to win. My friend asked me if I would be scared to do a half ironman… I told her im scared that if I do a half Ironman I would want to do a full Ironman. Ive grown so much in my confidence of myself and what my body is capable of, but Id never be here unless I took the first step in putting myself out there.
What Im saying here is a person just needs to take the first step, put themselves out there, and you will be SO happy with what you find. The push will come. You just gotta get going. As Im new here (in the scheme of the fitness world) and ever developing, theres been a phenomenal set of people who Ive idolized, watched and grown from. There are a few instructors that energized me into wanting to be just like them. I try to make sure they’re still very present in my life through their facebook postings, attending their classes as much as possible, etc all to consistenly be reminded of why I first fell in love with it all. There are also some specific programs, and one of the most important factors is the person behind Turbo Kick. Chalene Johnson.
She has motivated me in so many ways, beginning with a small workout I loved, to becoming an instructor, to now also wanting to explore health and fitness as a growing career. What Im super excited about to share, and ties in with my article here is her book PUSH.
If you want to check out Chalene’s amazing e-book plus her hard copy you can find some details here. You can do this with me and we can share this experience together =) In the meantime, you wont reach that higher ground until you BELIEVE you DESERVE the opportunity to at least try. I urge you to take the first step, put yourself out there, and PUSH.