Have you ever really wanted to do something but been afraid to give it a go?
I've just completed Assignment 8 of my Yoga Foundation Course and got 1 more to go... Then it's 3 years of teacher training.
One of the main things that held me back from training to become a yoga teacher earlier was my fear of failing (and lack of time), in particular I had this fixation that I wouldn't be able to learn Anatomy and Physiology. At school committing things to memory was a struggle and exams just a head-spin I used to think I was thick and it became quite self-fulfilling. Being a teacher has really helped me understand different learning styles and that often people under-perform because they aren't interested or inspired in the first place. I recently read a quote from Tony Wagner 'Creating Innovators' - 'academic performance is important but skill and will matter more'.
Recently, I've learned a lot more about the importance of learning skills versus content and this has given me a lot more confidence across many aspects of my life and I'm now far more inclined to give something a go and just do it and if I fail well I get up and try again it really doesn't matter.
The post below was shared on a fellow yogi's page, I have no idea what it really means and in the past it would have over-whelmed me but am actually excited as sometime in the next 3 years the penny will drop.
Two of my favourite sayings are 'just do it' and 'the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step'.
Where will your next steps take you?
Is there something you are really afraid of doing at the moment?
Go on give it a go.