Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What if you go in there and YOU CAN DO IT?

Isn't it weird how in the smallest, weirdest place we find inspiration or a moment of deep thought. Tuesday night while trying to sleep I was watching Biggest Loser and found a thought that won't let me go. My inspiration was not related to weight loss specifically (unfortunately), but has a broader implication to all areas of life.

Ashley, a member of the Pink mother/daughter team, has always been overweight, but packed the pounds on when her father (who was overly critical of her weight) passed away without Ashley telling her father how his actions hurt her. I can't imagine what life would be like living in constant criticism, it's ridiculous.

While Ashley was talking with her mom she said 'What if I go in there and I can't do it?' speaking of the Biggest Loser gym, her Mom replied 'What if you go in there and you can do it?'. Wow. For me it was earth shattering - What if you go in there and YOU CAN DO IT?

As soon as I heard the remarks I couldn't get them out of my head. They have caused me to live, work and play differently the past couple of days. I have asked more of myself and more of my work team and surprisingly we all have delivered. Can you imagine if we lived our life without fear of failure? What would life be like if we looked at every adventure as a possible success instead of an assumed journey to failure? There are many things that we think about doing or want to do every day, but fear failure or rejection.

What are some things you would do if you believed you would be successful?


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