I couldn’t do all the push-ups without dropping to my knees and modifying.
I did as many as I could, then put my knees down and pushed out some more. I felt good & strong.
Many years ago, this wouldn't have been the case. I would have been all kinds of disappointed in myself.
Faced with not being exactly where you want; the story of 'not good enough' is loud & strong.
The freedom you seek: to grow stronger, feel happier, and experience life more the way you want, lies inside this tiny little moment with yourself, when you drop to your knees & continue on with your moves feeling good & strong.
It's radical & rebellious. (Which is part of the reason I love it so much.)
How dare you feel good about yourself. You put your knees down. You're not as strong as you think you are.
It seems almost silly when we say this out loud.
But this little move, this itty-bitty feel good, rebellious & radical moment with yourself really works.
Whatever you're trying to accomplish; you'll get further, faster and have an easier time by choosing to feel good instead of upset with yourself.
Disappointment only makes things harder.
It's the reason we struggle to make the simple, more enjoyable moves; the ones that lead to a better result. It's why we don't continue on with our workout. It's easier to open the freezer and reach for the ice cream rather than modify our workout and feel damn proud.
It's easier to beat yourself up than cheer yourself on, which is why this little move holds so much power. It's completely different from how you're used to feeling about yourself.
Don’t not keep going because you’re disappointed. Remember it's your state with yourself that drives results.
I realize that improving your core relationship with yourself takes time and practice. So for now, just try experimenting with this concept. Dip your toes in the water of feeling pleased with yourself more often.
See what happens when you drop the metrics and the measuring and stop giving yourself such a hard time about the moves you're making to help yourself out.
Feeling “proud now” holds an incredible amount of power. It's the million dollar internal state that opens the door to your power & potential.
Please don’t take my word for it. Go see for yourself.
I’m always here to help.