Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I had an epiphany yesterday. I am afraid to be great. I agree that it sounds a bit pompous or conceited but hear me out. It's easy to simply go through my daily tasks, check them off, done and done. I honestly prefer that thought process than trying something that scares me each day.
But yesterday was different. Something clicked. The light bulb got brighter. I realized I am afraid to be great because I am afraid of failure. I don't know about you, but I despise failing. I hate when I cannot do something. Rather it be a CrossFit WOD, my career, relationships, anything...I do not want to fail. Last night I decided to decide to believe in myself. To be ok with failing BUT getting right back up and trying again. Striving for greatness. Be great. Upping the ante, so to speak.
I leave you with this quote today--
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy
(picture above: My Dad and I-- he's my hero).