In only 9 days, I will do my first obstacle course of my life. It has 25 obstacles and tons of mud. Obstacles include jumping fire, climbing a warped wall, zip-lining across a straight line (which means no downhill slope to give me natural momentum) and so much more. All these things terrify me. I have never been one with a desire to face my fears. I would rather just leave them alone on the other side of the street, you know, they don’t bother me and I won’t bother them. Unfortunately, this is happening.
Yesterday, I explained how this all happened, but today I want to tell you my why. It is so important when we are going to do something that really challenges us mentally, physically, or emotionally, to identify our “why” and write it down. It helps us stay committed in times of weakness. Here are my whys:
1) Our kids model our actions. I have to set the example for my kids that when you say you are going to do something, you follow through with it.
2) I committed to do this event to raise money for one organization and awareness for another. I will follow through because these are very meaningful to me.
3) I realize that letting my fears set the boundaries of my life by avoiding them is nonsense and removes a huge potential for fun and joy that I may be missing out on in life. It is time to stop that. I wonder, if I push through fear over and over at this event, if it might just change my life forever?! There is only one way to find out!
Stay with me as I will be posting daily about the organizations this is for, what I am doing to train, who I am doing it with and more…
In the meantime, what is it that you really want or know you should do and what is your why? Post in the comments section. I would love to hear about it!
With why after why,