For the last couple of weeks this thought has been going through my mind. After a Joint Mobility & Movement certification by the amazing Sara-Clare Lajeunesse I realized that I had a whole lot of physical weaknesses that were holding me back from reaching my full potential as an athlete. If I don’t work on my weaknesses I will not be able to get further in my training. And as I grow older, these “weaknesses” will start to give me more and more grief. To work on my weaknesses I have to go down to the basics, move slowly and be patient. All three of these things do not come easy to me. I am a hard, fast, now type of girl… which brought me to thinking about this concept of “work on my weaknesses” in my everyday life. We all have limiting factors which deter us from reaching our ideal selves. Lack of self-confidence, lack of self-control, fear of the unknown, self-doubt, impatience, or all of the above (as in my case). In both the physical and mental self, the weaknesses, once you think about them, can be overwhelming. Some might say, focus on the good, the positive, however, those limiting factors will always exist unless you deal with them.
The trick is not to get overwhelmed by the work at hand. If you have a lot of stuff in your inbox the only way to get through it is one thing at a time. Complete a task and move to another. If you try to work on too many things at once, you may get overwhelmed and get nothing accomplished, beat yourself up and eat your weight in chocolate (as I did this weekend). The key is one thing at a time, one step at a time.
This is the way I will go about it from this day forward (none of which I have done yet).
Step 1: Identify your weaknesses both physical, mental and emotional
Step 2: Chose 1 from each category that you feel is the most limiting.
Step 3: Incorporate working on that weakness until you can resolve the issue. Once the issue is resolved move to the next one and repeat the process until you are free of all weaknesses and are enlightened… IT’S THAT EASY…
In reality, this is total bullshit, or is it? I am going to try to prove that it can be done. And I will try to document it as well as I can.
The first step is to realize that I am in control. I am everything that I have ever done to myself and the choices I make directly affect the outcome of my life.
I will not wait another minute, or for another person to help me change. I have realized that my weaknesses are holding me back from making real changes in my life, in my practice at the gym, my home life, my family life, my career.
It’s easy to work on your strengths, but difficult to get rid of weaknesses you have worked on for 37 years (or insert your age here).
I have no idea where this is going. But I like it.