I don't know about you, but absolutely, freaking LOOOOOOVE running. Like, passionately so. I'd take a good few miles in the breezy chill of October over chocolate cake any day. I fell in love after training for my first marathon back in 2011.
It was the LA Marathon with one of the lowest counts of people crossing the finish line...why? Because it was in a torrential downpour. Over 100 people got hypothermia...in Los Angeles. And I freaking did it. I was so proud. I never was a sports gal growing up (except for dance), so this random love of running sprung totally out of the blue. As my feet were pounding the slick pavement, I saw one sign that kept repeating for all 26.2 miles...
Just Do It.
Yeah, yeah, I know it's the Nike slogan. But, for some reason, around mile 9, it really hit me: just do it. As the sign repeated itself over and over, over the next 16.2 miles, I kept on
I ran right through the finish line, grabbed my medal, snapped a few photos and kept running four more blocks to the restaurant where I was to have my wedding reception. I cancelled the reservation and promptly notified my ex that eve that our wedding wasn't going to happen.
I just did it.
But why do we procrastinate on making the tough choices? On taking the decisive action that our gut tells us to take?
The answer: self-sabotage. And one of the most common forms of self-sabotage is procrastination. It's a fear of pulling the trigger and doing what you intrinsically know what you need to do.
At the time when I was with my ex, I was kicking some serious ass in my career at the time. The first film that I co-wrote, BRO', was in post-production. My Pilates biz was thriving. I had more clients than I could fit into my schedule. But for some reason, I chose to be in a relationship that was not only bad for me, it was downright emotionally and sometimes even physically abusive.
You see, your conscious mind starts to develop all these reasons to avoid DOING what your unconscious mind (your gut, your instinct, your intuition) tells you to do.
"He's a good guy...when he's sober." "He'll change." "In the past few months, it's KIND OF gotten better." "It's a rollercoaster, but I'm learning a lot about myself." "All couples fight, right?"
Any change is scary. Whenever we face the possibility of change, our brains are wired to survive and avoid danger. Change immediately sends fear signals to your mind that trigger the alarms and lead to self-sabotage. So even if you're in an abusive, volatile relationship, if that's something you're used to...maybe you grew up watching your parents argue a lot...your brain is going to associate more with your REASONS that it thinks will keep you "safe" (i.e. Stuck where you are now.)
So you put that change off. You procrastinate. Better the devil you know, right?
Procrastination only pushes your dreams, your true desires, farther away from you. It keeps you safe in your present reality. By associating more with all the reasons why you SHOULD be happy, or you SHOULD stay in your relationship, every day you lose a little bit of your aliveness...a little bit of your power.
It's time to take your power back.
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What would your life be like if you JUST DID IT?
Isn't it time you stepped into your power? And just cut out all the extra crap in between - all the stories that you tell yourself as to WHY you can't do what you want to do. All the REASONS that you think are preventing you from being who you want to be and achieving those MASSIVE goals I know you have.
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I'm so excited to share this with you. And I can't wait to hear about how your life is transforming, once you've stopped the self-sabotage.