Monday, January 02, 2012
Have you ever imagined doing something good for yourself, but that immediate fear kicks in and says "there's no way you can do that"?
Prime example: I've been brainstorming my goals for 2012, because every year like millions of people my main goal is to "lose weight". Well this year I want to have a goal that is not focused on a number but will benefit my health and strength (mental physical). I came upon an old dailySpark post called 5 Fun Fitness Goals for the New Year and the goal that jumped out at me was "Complete a 5K"! I thought to myself you've walked 3 miles many times how about running a 5K??
That's when the doubt, fear, negative self talk kicked in immediately.
So now as I type this blog to the world I must admit I like that feeling of being uncomfortable and a bit scared when it comes to taking risk for the benefit of saving my life and maybe a million more just from motivating others.
And not only that, but this fear and self doubt I have will be the center-stone that I focus on as I cross the finish line. This fear and self doubt will be my motivation and ultimate push to the finish line so that I will no longer have this self doubt; but have Courage to take that leap, jump, or hop to the unknown to see how far I can go.
My research now begins for training and then I will put my goal (Run a 5K) in black and white with a date.
*Reminder I have never been a runner