Katie’s Corner – It seems one of the concerns that I’ve been hearing over and over again in the past few weeks is that people fear they are not good enough. Whether it’s that they are not able to do a certain exercise to the full range of motion or they are intimidated to try a new class, it seems to have become a recurring theme as of late, and I’m not sure why. Regardless, I do think it’s important to address, as there are likely many others who keep their insecurities to themselves.
The other day, a friend coincidentally sent me a quote, quite apropos, which reads, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Of course, we all know that Thomas Edison was as persistent as they come, but he was human and therefore also feasibly suffered much fear of failure. And yet he invented one of the greatest, most widely used creations on earth.
One thing we forget—or maybe don’t even realize—is how much courage it takes to walk into a gym or studio, not just the first time, but also the third, and 53rd, and 123rd. Every time you walk through the door to the studio, you’re saying, “I’m not giving up. I’m going to try. And I don’t care who’s watching.” This week, celebrate your courageousness. Your courage to put one foot in front of the other is the very thing that is going to lead you to success.