A consistent theme in my conversations with intelligent, competent and ambitious women is fear.
Here’s a short VIDEO if you prefer to watch rather than read.
This fear can be boiled down of two things.
- We’ll be labelled badly – “They will figure out I’m not as good as they think I am”.
- We’ll fail.
After almost a decade hiatus from yoga I decided to try again six months ago – but quit after one class because I got hurt.
I allowed my competitive, “try your best”, self to take over…and yoga won.
Since then I have turned 40 and my body is screaming at me to do something differently, so I decided to check my ego at the door and try again.
The class was SO HARD.
I grew up with a ‘fire in my belly’, of course only on display around my family.
I am proud and grateful to say that for the most part my fire has been extinguished, but definitely gets ignited by triggers.
Triggered by things like how someone is responding, or not to me; when things are not going as planned; etc.
The little annoyances that we experience or encounter over the course of our day.
What is it for you?
What is something that is frustrating you right now?