Are you afraid to start because you are afraid you will fail?

‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.’ — Henry Ford

When I first started getting back into fitness competitions, one of the main things I wanted to change was the storage of fat that had congregated right at my belly button like a doughnut. However, I was convinced that it couldn’t be changed. I thought that because I was breastfeeding, my body was holding onto that fat and would not let it go until I stopped. Because I didn’t think I could change it I didn’t really try too hard to get rid of it.

When I hired my coach, I made a decision to give her plan 100% of my focus and really believe that I could have the body of my dreams. Guess what? That little doughnut of fat started getting smaller until it was almost non-existent.

My point is, that I see a lot of people (including myself sometimes) avoid getting started because they are not sure whether or not they will be able to accomplish their goal. When you put your heart and soul into working toward something it is devastating to think that you will not get where you want to be.

It is easy to give something half your heart and then when you don’t succeed say “See! I knew it wasn’t possible.”

That time you spend working toward your goals is never a waste. It is a chance for you to learn and grow and perhaps gather new experiences.

So, I am hoping this post can be a wake-up call to you. Is their something you haven’t done because you felt like there is a possibility you might not succeed? Put your heart into succeeding and see how far you get. Even if you don’t make it to your final goal, I guarantee you will learn a lot in the process.

Do you have an experience like this. Do you have an experience where you thought you wouldn’t succeed but ended up surpassing your expectations?

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2 comments on “Are you afraid to start because you are afraid you will fail?
  1. Erika Garza says:

    This post really hit home today. I have known for some time now that I want to compete, but when it came down to registering for an event I got cold feet. Good to know Im not the only one! Ill be signing up soon…searching for one that is 4 months out.

  2. fitval says:

    Yes! Sometimes taking the first step is the hardest part 🙂

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