I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it or not, but, as of this month, I have completed the instructional portion of yoga teacher training. Now all that is left is studying for a written exam and practicing for the teaching evaluation, both of which will be completed at a yoga retreat in July. No problem right. All good stuff. Right. Not so much at the moment.
I have put myself in a situation that is challenging the confidence that I have worked hard to build and hold on to.
Yesterday, without hesitation, I agreed to sub a Hot Vinyasa class on Sunday. I barely gave it a second thought. In my excitement to teach I said, “Yes, I’d be happy to.”
Then, when I gave it a little more thought, I realized who I was subbing for (she is an amazing teacher), the typical size of weekend classes, and the expectation of a strong flow that seems to come with it being a hot vinyasa class. Did I mention is 75 minutes long? The absolute longest I’ve ever taught is 60 minutes.
Again, thoughts of what was I thinking enter my head.
That confidence that so quickly said yes is now teetering on a fence between I can do this and what the heck was I thinking.
In my relentless reading and search for words that would ring true [and helpful], I remembered I have a collection of quotes that after hearing them one time, I never forgot.
In the words by these amazing women lies the secret to authentic success, the inspiration to embrace your own uniqueness and to live the life that is undeniably your own.
Maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t give my answer too much thought. There’s a chance I would have talked myself out of it. That would mean a fear of failure or lack of confidence would have caused me to miss out on an amazing opportunity and not to mention the fact that this is what I’ve been training to do since January.
Yes, it’s true. I have a thing for words.
Check out the quotes page and quote images for more inspiration and motivation. There’s also 5 Quotes That Inspire a Belief In Yourself. And, 5 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Live Your Dreams.
I would love to chat.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that you answered without giving too much thought? How did it work out for you? Do you have a favorite quote that you would consider life changing? Do you think that is even possible? Has fear of failure ever stopped you from doing something?
Have an awesome weekend everyone! And if you think about it, on Sunday morning send positives thoughts and vibes my way.
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