It would have been so easy to not go to my yoga class. It was raining pretty steadily when I stepped outside at 8AM to take my 2 daughters to school.
I wasn't prepared for the rain. I immediately questioned if I should stick to my original plan.
It would have been so easy to use the weather as a nice little excuse to not follow through.
I found myself quickly trying to assess how wet my daughter was going to get during the 25 minutes we'd be biking in the rain.
My plan B would be to ditch the bike, run back inside for an umbrella and hop in a cab to get her to school. This plan would mean sacrificing my yoga practice today.
As I weighed my options I instantly knew, I didn't want to sacrifice what felt important to me today.
And as soon as I made the commitment to stick with my initial plan, no matter what the weather was doing, the rest of my moves felt simple and easy.
I put my head down and my daughter's hood up and off we went, biking to daycare in the rain. And wouldn't you know, it all worked out great.
Yes, hindsight is most definitely 20/20. Once I arrived at yoga class I was rather amazed at how I almost allowed the smallest little change in the weather to cause me to lose sight of my intentions for the day.
It's so easy to be thrown off our game by the slightest extrinsic thing; the weather, the food we just ate, the balance in our bank account, the text we think we have to respond to, and our fear of what others might think.
But all those things we spend loads of time worrying about, all those things we use as reasons to give up, or give in, or not even try; and the big fat irony (and tragedy of our lives) is that the majority of them end up being completely meaningless.
Valuing yourself and what you care about most is the ultimate way to change the game, so it stands to reason that we default to our excuses because we're petrified that we're not deserving of having the game change.
You are worthy. Your life is waiting.
The chances of you getting the life you really want increase exponentially, once you decide to stop letting the weather (ie:external elements) dictate what your next move will be.
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