I haven’t written in a long time. Blame it on being busy and uninspired. But tonight, everything changed. During the summer I got my group fitness certification and became an instructor at the YMCA. As simple as that sounds, it was quite an accomplishment for me. The fear of failure stopped me from trying. I always loved fitness, and I always wanted to do it, but I was afraid. Afraid of trying because I was afraid of failing.
Build it and they will come
I had a vision. A vision that fitness classes don’t have to be for the masses. That there are people out there that want to be pushed beyond their limits. When I first started teaching a lot of people thought the class was too hard. They thought that it pushed the limits further then they wanted. They didn’t want to get out of their comfort zone. But I had a vision.
Today. Success. Looking out at a room full of people pushing themselves and pushing their bodies to the maximum. A class that when I first started had 2 or 3 participants was now at maximum capacity.
What’s the point?
We all have dreams and goals. There is no better feeling then overcoming a fear and reaching those goals. Feeling pride in what you overcame to do it. Sometimes fear stops us from even trying. I know there are lots of times I can remember NOT doing something because I was afraid to fail. Don’t feed that fear. Crush it.
Nike still has the best tagline. Just do it. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Do it now. You won’t regret it.
Though teaching others I have created balance in my life. By inspiring others, I have inspired myself to live the way I teach.
Just do it. Whatever “it” is to you. Free yourself from that fear. I dare you.