Thursday, July 26, 2007

Life's Like A Spinning Class (Part Two)

A couple of months ago I posted this two part article "Life's Like a Spinning Class." I edited and submitted part two for syndication this week, and well, the feedback poured in. So I decided to re-post the edited version for those of you who missed it.

Enjoy...



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 the number one reason why 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. The funny thing is that the road ahead can only be revealed as we travel it. It will only remain a mystery when we choose not to go on it.

We only overcome challenges when we face them. As hard as adversity is, it does develop character and inner strength. It also develops and grows the faith needed to go beyond our point of resistance.

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 about it to my friends 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, I just have to do!
- 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 believe and 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 when we enjoy what we're doing. When we are bold about our decisions. When we try new things. Happiness, prosperity and wealth will come naturally as part of the process.

Life can definitely be like a spinning class… or not!

As Lance Armstrong 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.”

Change is always painful. Taking a risk on a new career, job, city, or relationship may be scary. But it's all worth it if it means being able to live the kind of life you dream about; Feeling passionate about what you do; Smiling when you wake up in the morning knowing you're existence has purpose!

So what are you doing to spin your way to success? Are you making life happen or are you letting it happen to you? Challenge yourself today. You're meant to live a life of greatness!

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