The Extra Gear
Do you know people that just get more accomplished than you? Put a little more effort in their workouts than you do? Read more books? Eat healthier on a more consistent basis than you? Not everyone learns how to do this or discovers how powerful they really are….for one simple reason: It’s uncomfortable. There is pain there, sweat, tears, guts, confrontation, resistance, adrenaline and most of all FEAR. Most of the time fear is the very reason we don’t stretch ourselves and shift to that extra gear. In fact, what I’ve found is that facing fear is the only way to get there. By not facing our fears we actually strengthen and validate them. When you have the courage to overcome fear you begin the process of releasing its steely grip over who you are and all you can become. Fear is a gift. It’s there to teach you where you play small. It’s in that discomfort and stretch-zone where the good stuff in your life comes from. Whether you’re looking to get off the couch and do your very first squat, start a running program before you go to work, or taking a garbage bag and toss out all of the junk from your cupboards, or tell your dad that you love him. All these things take effort, intestinal fortitude, and action. Fear is all in your head….it stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. Do something uncomfortable today, you might just surprise yourself.