Fear is a liar. It has robbed me of so many years that I can’t get back. I struggle with the fear of putting myself out there or letting myself down. I allowed myself to stay unchanged and unhealthy for years because I was afraid that I would fail, I was afraid of the change. I feared taking that first action of joining a fitness program or sharing my goals for myself because I didn’t want to be a loser again. I bought into the lies that my fear told me.
My fear had caused me to quit before I even began. What was the biggest tragedy of my inaction? I lived for so long in a body that I was not made for! I lived for so long unable to keep up with my kids by not giving myself the opportunity to make myself proud. I lived for so long without unleashing my potential. What could be worse than that? I allowed fear to hold me captive. I allowed it to destroy my goals. I allowed it to tell me I wasn't good enough and that I wasn't strong enough.
I’ve come to discover that fear is something that everyone deals with. No matter how confident a person appears to you, she has dealt with some fear in her life. You are not alone in this and either am I. There really is only one thing that will get you past the fear... Action. That’s it. Don’t stop and think, just move, just say yes. Challenge yourself to do something scary. Don't allow fear to hold you hostage anymore.
This is the year for me to conquer my fears and become the best version of myself. And you know what? I’m definitely gonna fail at some point. But that’s not what I fear most though... I most fear being in the exact same place next year as I am today. I did this to myself for far too many years and this time I choose to rise above my fear, charge through it and really go for my goals.
You have goals right? You want to get healthy, strong, back in shape and in charge of your life. Do it. Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back anymore. Allow yourself to fail, to develop, to grow and to win. Allow yourself to no longer be captive to your fear's lies. I promise, you won’t look back in a
year and wish you hadn’t. What goals will you not allow fear to take from you this year?