Often in my Wednesday Wellness articles I write about what I see and observe during the week. I am inspired, almost daily, by someone or something within the routine of what I do. This past week I’ve noticed a rising number of people who, when they are approaching a workout regiment, are nervous, scared and intimidated. I realize starting anything new can be daunting, but what I find fascinating is that out of the 8 or so new clients I’ve recently met, they are all very unsure of their potential. In fact, they set themselves up to fail or to allow themselves to fail. They are comparing themselves to others and feeling as though they are the only ones who feel they can’t do it.
The irony here is that all 8 feel as though they are the only ones who can’t, but in reality they all CAN, just in their own way. Who is to say one of us is better than the other at anything? We all (me too) get so caught up in comparing ourselves to others that we hone in our insecurities and shortcomings.
Since I have the unique pleasure of meeting so many people and being a sounding board for this diversity, I can say with all confidence that we are our own worst critic.
My message here is simple: let go of what you think you cannot do, what you might feel afraid of or what you think someone will judge you as. Take a leap of faith as though no one is noticing your shortcomings and DO IT! I bet if you pause for a moment, you know someone who is always up for anything and that person is the light that brightens every room! THAT is what I am truly inspired by…the people who are willing try something new; no matter how they do it!