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Are you waiting for a sign or for 'Motivation' to drive you towards a goal you have always wanted to achieve? What is stopping you? I will be addressing fear and its correlation to wanting to achieve something in this weeks blog and hope to get you thinking and making small steps towards achieving those goals.
Is fear winning with you? Have you had a goal in mind for a long time? Do you panic and want others to help you overcome your fear, or do you face it alone? Is the thought of accomplishing something difficult pushing you into a state of fear?
Pushing comfort zones is the only way we can grow. Fear is good. Fear is growth, but, we need to understand that by overthinking, fear can spiral out of control and actually stop you from achieving a goal. Let's expand....
If you miss a turning on the road it’s not a great feeling. I did it recently out here in Brunei and consequently had to drive another 9km before we could turn around. It is frustrating! This made me think about life. When you get to a certain age you may re-evaluate and look at your life. Did you take the wrong turning somewhere, can we get back to that and re-do it. Or, can we take a new unknown turning?
Stepping Towards the Unknown
Fear can stop you from taking a path not yet discovered. Just like driving through an unknown area, it can be uncomfortable, overwhelming and can actually make you stop, turn around and re-join the comforting road you have been on for years.
What’s holding you back? Just think about what exactly it is that is holding you back from your goal. I bet you anything it is the fear of failure, and also the fear of not knowing where to start!
Everyday we can feel the fear where something feels tough, hard or overwhelming. Everyone gets this. The fact is that the fear only gets bigger unless you start to take small steps. Instead of looking at the big picture and the end goal, the key is to take the small steps. Fear of the unknown and of us achieving our goals can spiral out of control when it is thought about TOO much....
When someone suggests something to you, when you get an idea, when you want to change something...Don’t speed up! This is one of the BEST pieces of advice I have ever been given. SLOW down. As soon as we get something that fears us we tend to speed up. It is a natural response. For example a 30 something admin assistant wants to retrain as a teacher, maybe they have wanted this for years. The fear though, has stopped them because when it comes down to getting started, they over think, they don't know where to start. The excitement and fear can throw them into a spiral and then they put it onto the back burner again. Instead of thinking too much they need to just take one step at a time.
What small steps do you need to take NOW, TODAY, to get closer to where you would like to be tomorrow? Don't think about where you want to be next year. Even the thought of a year from now personally sends me into a spiral of fear. I have no idea. We don't know what can happen in a year!
Just like the quote above suggests, stop waiting for the motivation to arrive. You have to get up and 'do something'. Take those small steps.
Agitation and discomfort is not liked by anyone. But we must embrace the feeling if we are going to take steps forward. If you think too big, these feelings will only expand. Re-wire your thinking to see OPPORTUNITIES rather than OBSTACLES. Take that first step and just make it a tiny one.
This blog can be in reference to anything in life but as I run an online fitness community platform, I am going to relate it to Health and Fitness. As a huge advocate of healthy lifestyles- mental health as well as physical health, I have changed up my online fitness group to become much more of a community towards helping people achieve their health, fitness and wellness goals.
1- Weekly 'Pocket PT' post.
A weekly post members can comment on with their health, fitness and wellness questions. I am then on hand to answer or discuss these questions and comments at various times during the week.
2- Weekly Challenge!
Every week there is now a challenge posted that members can choose to take on for the week. These can be fitness related, health related or wellness related.
3- Weekly Plan
Feedback on the group was that people loved the variety of classes available but didn't know where to start. The weekly plan involves 5 sessions that members can all get involved with completing throughout the week. Members are encouraged to comment on the workouts so they can share their experience.
4- Recipe of the Week
Every week I will share this on the group. Recipe of the week is also on the website for public use. Within the group, members are encouraged to share their recipes of the week too, to share ideas with fellow members.
With over 300 workouts on the group already available, and more being added all the time, what is there NOT to like about it. As well as a fitness session platform geared to suit differing fitness levels and abilities, it has become a great community to be a part of.
MORE accountability, MORE support and a MORE holistic approach to improving members lives not just simply through exercise.
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PT, Teacher and Mum. Currently living in South East Asia. Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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