I never thought a Spinning class could teach me so much.
Here I was, finally on the bike and on my way to…
A total meltdown??
What drama! -- starring yours truly.
I was having a terrible mental conversation. And all because:
- I was afraid of feeling vulnerable;
- Afraid of failure;
- Afraid of not having the stamina to go the whole hour;
- Afraid of feeling ridiculous;
- Afraid I would have to quit;
- Afraid of injury;
- Afraid discouragement would keep me from going back… afraid, afraid, afraid!!
Fear -- It is the root of all evil!
We see the same thing happening in our business, career, with relationships, personal and family matters.
Fear is almost always the reason we get stuck. Why we limit ourselves.
And it is why we don’t attract wealth and prosperity!
Why we don't soar!
We fear the unknown.
But the mystery of the road ahead can only be revealed as we travel it.
We overcome challenges when we face them.
Success happens when we do -- and persevere.
Even while experiencing the fear.
Quitting, is never an option!
I was bruised and soar after the class. I limped, literally, for four days afterwards. But guess what? -- I bragged to my friends about it for days!
And, I took away a very valuable lesson:
- I can do anything I put my “right mind” to;
- I can prepare myself better by having the right gear, posture and attitude;
- Planning is not necessary sometimes (this one was mammoth!);
- It is okay to feel vulnerable;
- Ask for help even when feeling vulnerable;
- Never listen to the skeptics;
- I will experience a breakthrough if I stick to it long enough;
- Keeping my mental conversations in check is crucial to my success;
- Let myself go so I can enjoy the moment.
The journey is always better if we enjoy what we're doing.
When we are bold about our decisions. When we try new things.
And wealth and prosperity will come naturally as part of the process.
Life can definitely be like a spinning class… or not!
Who would know more about it than Lance Armstrong who said... “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”