Are you this person?
The one who never succeeds? Who always fails? Did you know it’s easier to succeed then to fail?
It’s true. We fail ourselves by feeding our minds with all those negative thoughts and fears and doubts. We fail ourselves because we let others influence what our gut is telling us to do. We fail ourselves because we truly don’t have the true mindset that success is something we should have.
We are always looking to validate our own success through other people’s eyes. The only person that you really need to have validate your success, is you.
Let’s face it when we do something half-baked in life, we know it. Yet, we try to convince ourselves we did our very best.
As a Personal Trainer, I see this all the time when I am training clients. Before they start an exercise, they have already created doubt that they can finish or the pain they might have to go through. Instead of becoming determined and believing in themselves, they come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons they can’t do a particular exercise.
It is fantastic to witness is when that switch is turned on.
Which brings me to one of my clients who I will call April. April joined me last September in a group fitness class. The very first day, she nearly passed out and had to sit down. She told me she couldn’t breathe, her feet and knees bothered her. I didn’t expect to see her return after that. But the next week she was back and I only heard her complain and worry once or twice. She still had to sit down and rest but she started to believe in herself. I kept telling her “you can do it”, “you got this” “I know you are strong” “I believe in you”
Fast forward 9 months later. Now I call April the Beast! She comes to class with gusto, never misses a training session and even helps others. Even her friends have noticed the changes. She is getting that validation from the outside, but the real validation is watching her in action. She believes in herself.
You see April didn’t believe. It was easier for her to worry, fear and excuse herself then to embrace success. The transformation was and is amazing to watch. It’s why I love what I do and I continue to be passionate about getting people to move. It’s the reasons I pursued my dream of become a Personal Trainer later in life because I knew I could help others.
So the next time you are trying something new, or jumping outside of your comfort zone, remember to turn that belief switch on. What we think will manifest and it’s easier then you think.
Succcess is easy if you just let it in.