I treated myself to a Soul Cycle class yesterday. If you’ve ever been you know the energy and fun that environment provides. It’s basically a DANCE PARTY on your bike. As I was pedaling away, I kept thinking about how much effort I was putting into my work out. Does Anthony the instructor really know how hard I’m pushing myself? How would he know if I slacked off a bit, or decided to fake a few grinds? He can instruct, motivate, inspire all day long and the only thing that matters is how I’m choosing to respond. Cuz, guess what? He will NEVER know if I’m at my edge…….but I will. And that’s all that matters. I’m the only one that really has to know if I just show up or if I knock it out of the park. But here’s the really cool thing, each time I challenge myself to go to my edge, I get to walk away a little taller – because I did. And each time I don’t, I only have myself to blame – not Anthony, not his playlist, not the hot crowded room.
In the spirit of this month’s reset, I’ve decided to commit to knocking it out of the park – each and every time, because I can. And so can you. Don’t let excuses get in the way of re-starting, just start. Don’t let limiting beliefs keep you in stuck-zone, just believe you can. Most importantly don’t let negative self talk keep you from living your best life, because life is too short to wait….