Tonight I was sharing with someone (who shall remain nameless), my current fitness goals. I told them how I am setting daily & weekly accountability charts to keep myself on track, and how I am following some of the tough workouts from www.bodyrock.tv
Guess what they told me?
“Ummm Stacey, don’t you think you should set your goals a little bit more realistically? At your age it’s going to be really hard to reach your goals.”
Ugh! Seriously…Did you REALLY say that? Really? :/
Gee, while you’re at it, why don’t you go tell a kid that they can’t BE a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a policeman, or the President when they grow up because it’s not “realistic”.
You know what? I never realized just how much I miss having someone around that truly believes in me. Someone that keeps encouraging you, EVEN when it seems lofty or over ambitious. Seriously…we underestimate just how much of a positive affect we can have on a human being’s psyche, by simply offering them GENUINE belief in their goals, talents, and natural abilities. Sure, I know at the end of the day it really doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, because the only person we really need to impress is ourselves, but you know what? It doesn’t hurt to have a few folks in your corner as you are building up your courage as well. Hmmm, actually…come to think of it, maybe it’s a good thing that this conversation happened. Maybe this is just the Universe’s way of opening my eyes a little wider and showing me a much bigger door of opportunity in the near future. Sometimes it’s those pride swallowing moments that manifest those pivotal, game changing moments in our life. (Notice, I am TRYING to see the bright side here… ;)
But, it really IS too bad that this person was so quick to dismiss my ability to reach my goals, because I do believe they may have overlooked one teensy tiny little thing…
Historically, ANYTIME someone has doubted me, or my abilities to achieve something, not only did I do it, but I KICKED SOME SERIOUS ASS once I put my mind to it. So you know what? It’s all good…feel free to laugh at me and think that I’ll fail. It really doesn’t matter, because I simply won’t buy into it anymore. Sure, once upon a time, that trick worked & you were able to hold me back because I was an insecure little girl, but guess what?
“My age” has provided me with something my “younger self” didn’t quite have yet.
CONFIDENCE, WISDOM and EXPERIENCE.
And you know what, I have a feeling what’s REALLY going on here is that YOU just FEAR that I WILL succeed.
Oh no…What would happen then? ;)
Challenge accepted. The skies the limit for “Soleil”…realistic or NOT. ;)