24 Jun 2013
“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.” –Unknown
This is one of my favorite quotes. If you’ve been to a DMF class recently, you may have heard me say it. We all build walls. Sometimes the wall comes in the form of self-doubt (I’m a HUGE culprit of this)—Am I good enough? Am I strong enough? Can I be a leader? Can I start a business? Can I be successful? Can I REALLY change the world?!?
A close cousin to the self-doubt wall is the fear wall—fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of standing out. The fear wall prevents us from the joy that comes with trying new things, pursuing our goals, and ultimately being our true selves.
Another wall is worry (yes, I’ve got this one down pat too!) We worry about anything and everything, rather than being the BEST we possibly can be, taking action toward our goals, and TRUSTING that being great will lead us toward success.
What do all these walls have in common? Two things: One, they ALL create limitations, hindering us from taking ACTION toward what we want and discovering our ultimate potential. Two, they are ALL in our head!! Yes, the walls are in our head because they are just THOUGHTS! Our thoughts do NOT have to be our reality. Our experiences may have helped shape these thoughts, but when it comes down to it, we do NOT have to believe them, listen to them, or be a slave to them unless we CHOOSE to. I know this is easier said than done…I struggle every day and it definitely takes practice. BUT, just recognizing that our thoughts aren’t necessarily truth, we begin to have the power to choose what to believe and acknowledge.
So what are your walls? DMF wants to help you tear them down and punch your limitations in the face. Come move your body this week, sweat it out, and get HAPPY with us. Remember, happiness is a choice. Choose happiness today and share the DMF love with everyone around you.