Miss America Lifts Heavy! + Being Fearless
Monday, January 14, 2013
How's that for motivation to go lift heavy? :)
Last year I made a lot of progress across the board - health and fitness progress, emotional progress, spiritual progress, really just breakthroughs everywhere I turned. Foolishly, I think part of me got to thinking that I had now made enough progress in some of those areas and should just coast for a while.
(I do this same kind of thinking all the time if I'm not careful, leading to inner monologues like "buy groceries again?! I just bought groceries last week! I mean what, am I going to have to keep buying groceries, forever?!")
It was a convenient point for a secret inner plateau, because I didn't even realize that I was afraid of taking the next steps. (Cue the monologue: "I've taken so many steps already! You mean there are more steps? I've conquered 10,000 fears that used to seem impossible and I can't believe that I've found yet another layer of this stuff. That just doesn't seem fair.")
So anyway, I am in need of a good jolt of fearlessness. My resolution to love with all my heart brings fearlessness as a corollary - love and fear can't co-exist.
How am I going to do it?
Nike style, I guess - I'm just going to do it. I'm doing it now.
I'm going to seek out more fuel for the fire - new challenges, new books to read, and new places to explore. At the same time, I'm going to love and forgive and be patient - there's no race, just another day to be awesome.