It is pretty amazing as you become more insightful and aware of your thinking patterns, how you recognize that everyday things become metaphors in your life. Metaphors of how we handle situations where we feel uncertain or insecure. And because we run our patterns like clockwork, without even thinking, it is so easy to start a thought process that we know isn’t serving in a snap..just because it is always what we have done. But what is awesome is when we have the ability and the tools to stop going down the rabbit hole, and create emotions that evoke confidence, determination, and the attitude “I got this” instead.
I had the pleasure of attending a charity event yesterday for two young boys who were effected by child abuse in their family. The unfortunate part, is the one little boy passed away due to the severity of the abuse, so the organization wanted to raise money for his brother’s trust fund. It was a very emotional situation and I really wanted to support this cause.
The event was held at an athletic center and involved a series of workouts with push ups, stair climbing, jumping…it was pretty intense! Now I consider myself a pretty healthy person, but not an athlete by any means. And I will be the first to admit that I am “push up challenged”. Plus, I was attending this event solo, as my two friends who I had recruited to join me had to decline. So I was walking into a situation not knowing anyone, not knowing what to expect, and nervous about my physical endurance and ability. I was totally out of my comfort zone and there was a part of me asking myself “What am I doing here?”. But the cause was important to me to support these boys who couldn’t speak for themselves. Instead of being sucked into my doubts, I asked myself “How can I help?” and contributing to this event both monetarily and energetically would be one way that I could.
The workout was challenging! I had some head trash going on, with thoughts of doubt and self-consciousness by the other participants watching me. There was one particular exercise I did where I was exhausted and moving a little slower and my self-consciousness started to kick in, which for me can lead to feelings of insecurity and embarrassment, causing me to shut down or self-criticize. And in that moment I kept telling myself, just a little more, just a little further. It was important to me to finish on a couple different levels and I persevered. I stuck it out and did my best. And that is such a powerful metaphor for how we should live our lives each and every day.
This week, I encourage you to focus on the in10tion of perseverance. You are capable of doing amazing things and handling the challenges of your life when you follow through with what is important to you. You are stronger than you think and when you combine your beliefs with perseverance, that creates a powerful fuel for you to feed off of.
Have an amazing powerful week with amazing powerful in10tions!