This post is a short one (short, but hopefully, sweet!), as I don’t think I need to say too much on it. You know yourself better than anyone and as a lot of you know, my word for 2014 is ‘simplify’, so I’ll start as I mean to go on!
During my first Bikram class recently (this was a bit of ‘fear testing’ experiment- more on this to follow!), I suddenly realised that in many ways, I’d become one of those “I could never do that” people. You know what I mean…
- You find out about a friend who’s running a marathon next year and has only just started training…and you say to yourself ,”I could never do that”.
- You read about someone who’s really kicked it at a new diet, but you automatically think you have zero willpower…and you say to yourself , “I could never do that”.
- You’ve been following a website or celebrity for a while and you would love to be in their shoes, but you tell yourself instantly that there’s just no point in trying…because you don’t see yourself as one of those people who could do that.
I know what you’re thinking- maybe you just don’t like the things that you see people trying to do, so you don’t fancy it. I hear you.
But, every time you find yourself saying or thinking “I could never do that”, just stop and ask yourself:
- Could I, in fact, do it, if I really put my mind to it?
- Am I giving myself any kind of chance of doing something spectacular just for me?
- Have I given myself any time to actually explore options and give them a chance before writing the idea off for good?
- Am I just, in all truthfulness, revealing to myself how much of a perfectionist I am?
- I am, in fact, just a little bit scared? (Fear just before stepping up and out of your comfort zone is completely natural, sometimes necessary).
Turn yourself into one of those people that others says, “I could never do that” to. Puff your chest up, get on with it and have a go. Maybe you are just one of those people.
Give yourself a fighting chance. If you don’t, who will?
Lots of love, Katie xxx