Friday, January 08, 2010
THAT IS RIGHT!!! My personal training certificate study materials! Operation Pass ACE is now in full effect! I am excited, intimidated, nervous and overwhelmed all at the same time! DID YOU SEE ALL THOSE BOOKS??? Exercise physiology, human anatomy, and a few more "sciency" type topics scare me to death BUT I will not let that get the best of me. I have a plan. I adhered to the plan this week. I will next week and the week after that! I am gonna make this happen.
I think my worst fear is not passing the test. I realize that is not the end of the world though. It means I need to go back and study more, learn more. It doesn't mean I am a failure or stupid or an idiot. It simply means that I need to do more!!! Sometimes the things most worthwhile in this life are things we have to work really hard for. Sometimes we have to fail in order to learn a lesson so that later on we can be even more successful. Once I understood that it took a lot of the immobilizing fear out of tackling this challenge.
A few of my favorite examples of those who failed but turned failure into success are Michael Jordan not making his high school basketball team. Hello?!? Look at all he accomplished in the sport. Henry Ford tried and went broke 5 times before Ford Motorcompany took off. Here is a short article that reinforces my sentiment: www.lifeway.com/article/
So, at the end of the day, why do I think my journey should be any different? As long as we learn from our failures or lack of success, there is a TON of value in them.
I have a plan and I will dedicate the time and effort necessary to succeed.. The worst thing I can do is not pass the exam, in which case I will study more and retake it. I will pass!!!
This is directly a result of "The Spark." It is a FANTASTIC book and has a lot of goal setting ideology behind it. I was successful on the weight loss front, I have been successful at keeping it off for the last 3 1/2 years and now I want to enrich my journey by obtaining this certification.
What are your goals? Are you scared of failing? What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Do you have a plan for acheiving those goals?
We only get one chance at this thing called life. Let's make it count!!!!