Just Because It’s Scary…

Just because it’s scary, doesn’t mean that you don’t do it...

The other day, I got into a discussion with my class about losing front teeth (it related to a book we were reading).  I was telling my class the story of when I lost a front tooth at 19-years-old and it cost me thousands of dollars to replace it.  Then I said, “That’s one thing I think of sometimes when I lift…If I drop the barbell on my face, it’d be a bummer if I knocked this tooth out”.  As student looked at me and asked a question that seemed to have an obvious answer:

Why do you do it if you could drop the barbell on your face?  If you’re scared, why do you do it?”

Because…because..just because it’s scary doesn’t mean that you don’t do it

Isn’t that life??

Applying to schools, applying for jobs, business ventures, relationships, starting a family, buying a home, etc…just because it’s scary, doesn’t give you the buy-out.

Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, “Cowards die many times before their deaths, but the valiant only taste death but once“.

Be valiant.  Do things when they scare the crap out of you.

Go ahead and drop the barbell right on your face….Chances are, it will never happen, and even if it does, it will never be as bad as you expected. The rewards that stem from your bravery will certainly beat sitting on the sidelines…

Frank, looking leaner than ever!

Frank, looking leaner than ever!

Ashley B, getting under that weight

Ashley B, getting under that weight

Look at those GUNS!!  Looking good, Kath (and partner, Tricia too!)!

Look at those GUNS!! Looking good, Kath (and partner, Tricia too!)!

Becky and Cleo looking good on their farmer's carries!

Becky and Cleo looking good on their farmer’s carries!

Erin and Peter B.

Erin and Peter B.

Bob, Lisa, Steve, Kate, and  Meg, SWANGIN' those KBs!

Bob, Lisa, Steve, Kate, and Meg, SWANGIN’ those KBs!

Jorge, goblet squatting

Jorge, goblet squatting