To say I'm a little sore today is an understatement! Yesterday marks my 5th 5K mud run and I freely admit I use the term "run" very loosely! This is the first year to add a second 5K to my calendar, and even in my tired and out of shape body, I am considering adding at least one more for 2017. I am pushing my limits and seeing what I am capable of. I have nothing to prove to others- only myself. I am not out to win, simply to finish. I am only out to find what I am physically and mentally able to accomplish.
What I love about mud runs is they are a perfect metaphor for life. They force me to consider what I'm willing to try, my commitment level to finish, and how I am going to deal with the obstacles I encounter. With slippery mud, half walls, high wall cargo net climbs, and so much more, I am pushed well out of my comfort zone! I challenge my fear of heights, my excess weight, and my determination to get through. There is no stopping and calling it quits. Once you get on the course, you have to finish! And as in the mud run, life is so full of obstacles! We hold negative and self-sabotaging beliefs that hinder our progress. We stay in our comfort zone because we are afraid of failure. We allow outside influences to distract us from our focus and purpose in life, and we're often unwilling to stretch ourselves.
The biggest secret to my success is I always, always, always go with my biggest cheerleader and supporter! When I'm struggling up a hill or facing a wall higher than I've ever climbed, he is right there to encourage me. When I am facing the very real fear of being stuck at the top of a very tall cargo climb, he's there to walk me through my next moves. Having someone in your corner who believes in you, pushes you to succeed, and cheers on your accomplishments is key! You will amaze yourself what you can do when you have others to share in each victory.
So what are your limits? What obstacles keep popping up that get in your way of success? What fears are stealing your confidence? It's time to manage your focus and own your life! It's time to gather positive like-minded cheerleaders to encourage you on your path! It's time to push beyond your comfort zone and claim the life you desire! Message me and get ready to own your world!