I did a thing.
A little backstory. I’m not a huge fan of working out in front of people. Like it gives me massive anxiety. Irrational fear? Absolutely. In reality I know that no one cares about what I’m doing at the gym. But for some reason, knowing that….doesn’t help.
So I stick to home workouts which can (and are) limiting. I don’t have a fancy home gym. Just a few weights and yoga props. And because of my gym anxiety, I make do with what I have.
But…one of my big goals for this year is getting out of my comfort zone. Pushing myself to do things I would normally run away from.
When I saw the sign for a beach yoga class, I was intrigued. It combined two of my favorite things…the beach and yoga. And I really wanted to try it out. So, on a whim, I signed up.
And knowing I would talk myself out of it, I made you sister-in-law sign up with me.
And here’s the thing…
It. Was. Amazing.
Amazing. One of the best things I’ve ever done. And even better? I’m actually excited to do it again.
We’re talking about someone who has been holding herself back because of fear and doubt. Fear of not being good enough and doubt in my ability to actually do the workout.
It’s amazing when you realize how much fear and doubt can have a hold on you. And of course there’s a lesson here…
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. -Karim Seddiki
Doubting ourselves holds us back from doing things we were meant to do. And you can’t find those things if you don’t try. And you can’t try if you doubt yourself. It’s a vicious cycle.
Failure is actually the key to life. I know it sounds crazy. But if you don’t fail, you aren’t living life. We all have to fail before we can succeed. Fail before we find the things we love in life and do those things.
We only have one life. And at the end of the day…what do you have to lose? I learned a lot about myself during that 60 minute yoga class. So next time you’re asking yourself why you should do something try asking yourself why not instead.