It’s taken me over a year of working in a gym & being asked by members to train them after they saw the intensity & results of my workouts, just to work up the courage to become a certified personal trainer.
I promised myself I’d make this happen by the end of 2013. On December 30th 2013, I passed the test with flying colors and it was official.
My next obstacle was finding the courage to follow-through on the leads I’d gotten for clients.
Since I promised myself that I would do whatever it takes in 2014 to stay positive, find the courage to act despite my fears & create the life I want, I realized this was going to be my chance to put my money where my mouth is and make it happen.
So I picked up the phone, sent out those emails & texts and gave it everything I got to follow through on those leads. Feel the fear, do it anyway!
You know what happened? I got a client who signed up for 6 months of training 3 days a week with me! I also passed a pre-screening interview with a master trainer who’s been in the business 35 years & has trained Olympic athletes. We’re meeting face-to-face on Wed. to discuss how we can work together on training a wide variety of clients!
The point is this – no matter how much you study or how scared you feel, at some point all your effort only counts when you make a move and keep making them.
Sometimes that move is a real leap of faith. For example, I have no idea where all these opportunities will lead. I am nervous. But without a doubt, I’m sure to learn something of value.
Sometimes, we have to remind ourselves that we don’t have to be perfect to be acceptable. Do you know what I mean by this?
Too often low self-esteem or sense of perfectionism, or fear of capability is lurking behind our unwillingness to take a leap; a risk on ourselves.
Here’s a secret..
You’ll never be perfect. You will be afraid sometimes. You will feel insecure. You will fail. You will succeed. You will always have something to learn. You are more capable than you realize.
You’re allowed to feel all that and go for your dreams anyway. If you wait until you’re 100% sure, you’ll never get off the ground.
So go ahead…take a risk..screw it up…get back up..because you learned something…be proud of yourself…some people never even try…let them laugh from the sidelines..let ’em try to tell you how the game is played while you’re the one getting bloodied up in the ring.
I was amazed with what happened when I took a risk on myself; when I moved my potential into action. I couldnt help but imagine where I’d already be if I took that risk 1 year ago when first felt it?
What are you holding yourself back from? What could your life look like if you made a move? What are you waiting for?
With love from aneternaltraveler 😉