What is believing in yourself? How do you do it?
All too often I hear from girls, women and even men that they feel they aren’t good enough. They CAN’T do something or they are embarrassed to give something a go in fear of what other people may think of them.
This used to be me too, and to be honest some days it still is. But everyday I am striving to become stronger and believe in myself that little bit more…
Ever since I was a little girl I have been active. My parent’s always put myself and my siblings into some sort of sporting activities, swimming, rugby, netball, softball, touch football, you name it, we played it! Our weekends were spent travelling from each of our games and week nights were spent at training. It might seem like a lot for a young child, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way as this is where my love for being fit and healthy stemmed from. I learnt teamwork, discipline, leadership and many other life skills. I learnt about nutrition and fuelling the body correctly so I could perform the best I could, and the list goes on.
It wasn’t until after high school, into my late teenage years that I really started taking my fitness to the next level. I was stuck in an office job where I was bored out of my brain. I wanted to study and I wanted to help people but I couldn’t quite decide what exactly I wanted to do. I was also SCARED to take the plunge and do something for my future and myself. I was worried about what people would think about my decision and most of all I was worried about not being good enough!! After weeks of doubting myself I finally did it, I enrolled in my Personal Training course and I have not looked back. It was honestly the best decision I have made.
Since finishing my studies, I have spent my days training clients, motivating them, listening to them, pushing them, laughing with them, being their shoulder to cry on, and most of all helping them to become a happier and healthier version of themselves. I have found my passion! And all because for one moment I started to believe in myself. To see a person change for the better and truly realise their self-worth is why I love my job so much.
Now I find myself constantly reminding people that they ARE good enough, strong enough and able enough to also make these changes and to not be scared. Society these days has such a harsh effect on our lives that without even noticing we begin to doubt every decision we make in fear of failure. It’s a sad reality.
It has only been in the last couple of years that I have started to believe that I am just as good as the girl next to me, or the girl I follow on social media and I too, can make something of myself! Yes, of course I have days where I am worried about what people will think of me or of the photo I’m about to post on Instagram or how I look if someone sees me all sweaty at the gym. I am even worried about what people will think of this blog.. Honestly its more often than not! I cannot count how many times I have started this but never published it in fear of what everyone may think. But when I think about it, why can’t I make the most of my life and why shouldn’t I believe in myself?? The last time I did it, it helped me make the best decision towards my career & the next time, I got up on stage as a bikini model and won! (two years in a row!) Everyday is a new chance to believe that little bit more..
Remember, you are in charge of your future. Your decisions and actions are what will determine how you live. Don’t ever be afraid to be yourself and follow your dreams!
You are beautiful the way you are and can do anything you set your mind to!
I Believe in you, so you should start too.