An amazing fact about being human is we are wired to survive. Our brain tells us to make sure we eat, seek shelter and procreate and the rest of our lives and character is built off what we see, what we want and what we train ourselves to do and think. I find it’s not surprising such a small percentage of the population is happy with their day to day and finding consistent practices to keep up that happiness, it comes with hard work usually to reach that satisfaction.
About 6 months ago, I was on top of my game in my job and my coaching business and I was becoming the success I had on my vision board. I was pleasing my bosses, reaching sales goals, getting Beachbody commission checks to cover my bills and on my way to being a Diamond coach. I was being super mom and watching my checks come in each week with great satisfaction. The funny thing is I was almost there, and I came to that point where I had to take the BIG leap. Gulp.
Steve Harvey famously states that to reach your potential you have to take a leap and the at first your parachute won’t catch you. I was at this moment earlier in 2016, I was scared and tired and I had one very bad day where I failed to reach a goal. I quit, I gave it up out of spite blaming my very bad day on wasted time and a string of excuses. But these past few months I was having more and more very bad days. The truth is that very bad day was supposed to be my big leap and I quit. I;ve spent this past week reflecting on this change and my choice and started to see signs of what I should do now to right it. For one, I’m a huge UFC fan and so my husband and I have watched the entire McGregor/Mayweather press tour in anticipation of the fight in August. The one thing that kept resonating me was Mayweather calling McGregor a quitter over and over again. My thought was, how is he really a quitter? He came back didn’t he? And didn’t Mayweather keep retiring? What made him any different? It made me laugh because this is all chatter. Ultimately, this is just fuel for McGregor and for those that are successful, this is what makes success the greatest victory- overcoming the nay-sayers.
Your eyes and ears will always show you the doubters but it’s what you know inside about yourself that will make you keep going, do what they all won’t. That being said, I’ve decided to take my leap, to let my parachute fail and overcome it. I’m scared, I’m liberated and I’m me. I’m a quitter, I know we’ve all been a quitter and it’s the comeback that you won’t regret.