If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I regularly talk about how comparison can rob you of your joy, how you need to march to the beat of your own drum, and give the finger to those who don’t like it.
One might say I have that in the bag.
Often times those posts are me just speaking to myself, and if they help someone else in the process then that is awesome. But comparison is hard. It is one of those things that is easy to do, but not easy NOT to do.
I noticed my inner chatterbox coming at me full force while at the gym today. It was a doubles day because I didn’t work out the day before due to a 6 1/2 mile walk (who wants to do legs after that? Not this chick..). While doing my normal workout, I had all sorts of
” You still don’t look good”
“Nice stomach…are you going to eat the leftover pizza tonight again?”
“Imagine who you get to stand next to in two weeks”
“You’ll never look like so-and-so”
I wanted to literally – cry, rip my hair out, throw a dumbbell at the mirror and shatter it. Today was a CHALLENGE! But I am a FIRM BELIEVER that things get the hardest right when you are closest to success…
Why am I telling you this? Because I want you to know that no one really has their sh!t together – we all struggle. We all go through the same issues as you do, and it doesn’t matter how long we have been doing this, how long we have been in this business, how long we have been active and in the gym – we come up against our own comparisons every.single.day. The difference is some days we get past them better than others.
For me today, that bitch was a solid brick wall. The only way I could defeat her, was to beat her. I finished the workout, and I left as fast as I could. I was still in a funk, but I didn’t let the Chatterbox derail my workout in progress. I started, I was finishing -and that was it. Even if it was ugly and done with a poor attitude – I was finishing the action and closing the door on that gym day. If nothing else I could walk out the door knowing that I didn’t quit.
Did you know that often times that is the secret sauce? Not quitting? Your inner chatterbox wants you to give up, it wants you to quit and throw in the towel and say, “You know what! You’re right! I’m NOT good enough!” And then it laughs in your face and makes you feel WORSE WITH GUILT! What a bitch that chatterbox is!
Make it your MISSION today to crash your chatterbox! FINISH what you start – good attitude or not, pretty or a hot mess, good form or bad. Finish. And when you do, know that instead of the chatterbox taking ahold of YOU today, you took a hold of IT and that, my friend, is pushing you closer and closer to your ultimate goal.