Word of the Week: Courage!

Courage:

  • the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
  • the heart as the source of emotion.

Jump in Water

What a big word.

This was something I struggled with today. As many of my awesome Facebook fans know, I announced to them today that I started this business. I invited them individually to like the page, then wrote a post on my personal page announcing the big news.

Inviting people and writing the post wasn’t the problem, hitting the share button froze me up for a bit though.

Instantly thoughts popped into my head like, “what if nobody thinks I have anything to offer?” “what if they think I’m stupid for doing this?” “what if everyone ignores my request to “like” the page?” “what if people think, it’s just another fitness website, there’s plenty of those!”

Then, I said to myself, screw it. I hit that share button. It felt goooood!

Y’all remember the movie The Notebook right? You know that scene where Rachel McAdams is scared to get in the water:

I don’t know about you, but I could feel how nervous she was. She was scared, she even yelled, “I can’t!”

But, then she did. She found the courage. She jumped off that ledge, squeezed the heck out of the rope, then splashed into that water. Maybe you would too if Ryan Gosling was yelling at you! 🙂

Sometimes things can seem hard until we actually do them, then we catch ourselves thinking things like, “that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!” This week I’m challenging you to just, “get in the water!”

ACTION STEP: this week, find courage to conquer a fear. This can be anything. Talking to your partner about that overdue fitness retreat you want to go on, trying a new exercise class at the gym that you thought looked too hard, telling your friends how excited you are to start eating healthier, or posting about your latest weight lifting personal record on social media. I bet you’ll be surprised how many people will love and support you for being courageous enough to put yourself out there.

Report back, and let me know how you found courage this week. See y’all next week for another WOW!