I am so proud of myself last week, I did something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and have kept putting off.
I have started a six week transformation plan to change my eating habits and to start exercising. I have made every excuse and I’ve continued to moan about being overweight, unfit and wanting to change. After seeing a school friend achieve amazing results and turn his life completely around, I decided to bite the bullet and sign up. After signing on the dotted line and handing over my money I was still doubting whether I could do this. On the run up to my first meeting I have been nervous, felt sick, almost dropped out, doubted my ability and tried to get out of it in every way, even trying to think of possible injuries that I have previously had that could stop me. I was awake at 5am on the day of the meeting as I was so nervous and fearful of the change that was awaiting me. Well I went along met my new ‘friends’ that would be on my six week journey, all of us looking like a young deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming car.
No it was the fear of failure and not being able to change!
I felt a little better after meeting everyone and realising that maybe it wouldn’t be so bad after all. Well I’ve started, attended the exercise sessions, I’ve eaten what’s on the plan and do you know something it’s not that bad after all. What have I been so frightened of? Me, Mrs Confident who can stand on a stage in front of hundreds of people and who is never happier than networking a room of strangers. I think it’s the fear of change, the fear of failure and of going into an unknown territory.
Does this sound familiar when you know you need to make that change in life or do something that is completely new to you and takes you out of your comfort zone? Do those pesky little mind monkeys take hold and tell you that you’ll never get that new job or that you’re not good enough to change your career? Don’t worry it’s normal to feel like this, but we all need to learn “to get out of our own way”!
I see this regularly with new learners coming into my courses on the first day. They have built themselves up into such a ‘tizz’ that they have already decided in their minds that they can’t do it and that they won’t be to achieve anything.
I’ve realised that I was my own barrier to achieve my own goals and you need to ‘get out of your own way’ to achieve yours.
Let me show you how to do it!