My life is real, it’s raw and it’s vulnerable… just like yours. And I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t share it ALL. Each Friday, I share real life snapshots, healthy habits and lessons learned while living life on purpose. No glitz, no glamour.
This isn’t Instagram, after all.
And because I always like to know what I’m signing up for, below is an example of what will be delivered to your inbox. As you’ll see, I like to keep things simple around here, and my weekly emails are no different. They’re less complicated than an e-newsletter, less formal than a blog post and most importantly, easily digestible no matter where you are.
Who Do You Think You’re Not?
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Take a minute to let that sink in.
There have been many times in my life where I’ve made a decision because it’s “not me”. And I don’t mean in the sense that it feels inauthentic, rather I’ve assigned labels to myself that I’m scared to break through.
For example, I don’t perceive myself as very adventurous or a risk-taker. And when I get in situations that require these attributes, I don’t give 100% of myself.
I hit a point where it feels “safe”, and that’s where I stay.
Last night, I tried bouldering for the first time. A friend in San Francisco invited me to an indoor climbing gym, and before I could even say yes, the narrative I’ve told myself for years took over.
“I can’t do this.”
“I need to take a class first.”
“What if I fall? Get hurt? Look stupid?” These stories continued to play in my mind as I attempted my first climb. I knew I would get scared when I climbed too high, so I did. I knew my arms would give out on me, so they did.
And as I realized how I was manifesting my own experience, everything came to a screeching halt.
The only thing standing between me and success was my self-talk.
As soon as I switched the story in my head, everything changed. My confidence. My form. My pace. My belief that I, too, can boulder.
And you better believe I reached the top more than once as a result.
So I leave you with a few questions to ponder:
- What stories do you need to stop telling yourself to move forward?
- What labels can you shed this week?
In health and happiness,