I Gave Up

When you’re a competitor and on contest prep, you give up many things that other people enjoy. Things like birthday cake, an evening glass of wine, and late nights that last into the wee hours of the morning with friends…just to name a few.

Beyond the food and late night ridiculousness with friends, there were things I had to give up that I wasn’t expecting.

  • Running away from my deepest fears.
  • The comfort of self loathing as an excuse for failure.
  • Avoiding hugs because I didn’t want people to touch me or feel my fat rolls.
  • Being a scaredy cat in order to become a cheetah.
  • Hiding in the shadows where it was safe and deathly boring.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”

~ Marianne Williamson

What are you ready to give up on so that you can have the life you’ve always wanted?

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  1. I have noticed the same about myself and I particularly identify with the ‘comfort of self-loathing as an excuse for failure.’ As I continue on my path towards the stage, I notice the only thing that continues to center me and bring me back to my dreams, is my willingness to confront my insecurities and fears head on. Love this post!

  2. … And how do I fix my photo on this thingy? 🙂

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