I have a story to share with you...
“FINE! I’ll do it!” I regretfully respond to my little brother, like a 7-year-old responds to its mother after being told to clean up their mess. I remorsefully RSVP’d (a soft) yes to a 12km run and 29 obstacle course called the Spartan Race.
And to be honest, I didn’t even tell anyone I was going to do it. After my BFF saw pictures of the race I posted on insta, she texted me and asked me why I didn’t tell her. To which I responded, “I was pretending it wasn’t going to happen.”
Don’t get me wrong, I work out regularly. But I’m not a hard core worker-outer. And I sure as hell ain’t no Spartan.
So why do it then? Why would I put myself through something that makes my heart feel like it’s beating out of my chest and my palms sweat just thinking about it?
Because I’ve learned from experience that:
1. All of my growth is a direct result of being flexible in my THINKING.
Einstein coined the concept that “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” Suggesting the importance of understanding that if you’re wanting to create a change in your life to create that beautiful baby, it first begins with a flexibility in the mind. Be flexible and let go of the need for it to be “your way”. *Just being open to there being another way is enough.*
2. Once you’re open to another way (and not having ANY idea of what that could be), you begin to notice invitations and inspiration to do something different as an answer to your prayers.
Accept that there is a higher power at work and it has the map to your baby. It will lead you to your treasure, but it’s not necessarily down the road you thought it would be. I know your monkey mind could be going to the worst case scenario right now of what that road could look like (and that’s normal), but I need you be open to it being way better than you could have ever imagined.
3. Naturally, you're led to actually DOING things outside of your comfort zone.
Here is where you take that leap of faith and say YES to people, places and things that scare the living shit outta you. Here is where you awkwardly stretch into and RSVP YES to the invitations that will help you create your new life - in all of its uncomfortable uncertainty. Trusting that this road is way brighter, WAY more exciting and way more fulfilling than any road you could have imagined.
So how did I feel after successfully completing that race? Like a bad ass MF. Like I could do anything. My confidence went through the roof…including a new found confidence in my body. Best of all, I completed the race and created new memories with the people I love. The people I SO appreciate for being consistent and getting my butt outside. In nature. Exploring what life has to offer me. All I had to do was say YES.
With all of my bad ass love to yours,
“As I say YES to life, life says YES to me.” – Louise Hay
Check out the pic of me below, killin' it on the hardest obstacle #soproud: