I just LOVE Brene Brown and I thought I’d share this clip with you.
I feel that EVERYONE can connect/relate to this on some level.
I’m curious what you will take from it.
Some of you may wonder why I am blogging about this, or “How this is relevant to health and fitness?”
SO I WILL FILL YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET
No matter how many hours we put in at the gym it won’t matter if we continue with self shaming.
We will not reach our fitness goals if we continue to tell ourselves
“I can’t” or “I’m not _______enough”…
We must attack our problems from the root. Don’t place blame on your trainer, coach, husband, kids, work, school. Take accountability and try to understand why you’re not seeing results instead of finding more excuses. I promise, after we’re able to change our perspective we’ll find the results we’re looking for.
Remember the RaceStart Motto,
“You can’t continue to do the same thing and expect different results.”
I feel that so many of us are battling with… I’m not ___________ enough.
This leads to “shaming ourselves”- saying hurtful things that we would never say to someone we love or care about….So why do we say them to ourselves if we know they are hurtful?
“BEING VULNERABLE IS NOT A WEAKNESS”
This is something that really hit home for me. Being a woman and business owner in a male dominated field, the last thing I thought I could feel (or show for that matter) was vulnerability. That terrified me. Recently, I have learned that when I show a more vulnerable side (MY AUTHENTIC SELF) that’s when people seem to REALLY HEAR ME and all of a sudden I become relatable.
I find it interesting how Brene Brown makes us realize that being vulnerable is courage–
The courage to be ‘IMPERFECT”…which is a connection to authenticity.
It’s okay to NOT have it ‘all together’. I can’t tell you how many times I would “freak out” if someone would stop by to visit me at the gym or house (made no difference) and everything didn’t appear to be “perfect”. Like I said, it becomes exhusting! Believe it or not, it was easier for me take on another task for the day and clean things up, rather than let someone see things out of order. If I was sick as a dog and a family member told me they were going to stop by, I’d pull myself together and clean up the house.
I now realize how rediculious this sounds.
THE POWER OF CREATIVITY
Art credit goes to Steyr Hardison, age 3. “Guy wearing headphones”. – of course it is 😉 My cousin’s daughter made this picture for us and framed it.
“CREATIVITY IS; the key of how things travel from the head to the heart to hands.”
Unused creativity is dangerous. It turns into greed, rage, and becomes toxic.
“THERE IS NO INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY WITHOUT FAILURE.”
Now, take a minute to think about this and reflect.
Below is an excellent interview with Brene Brown that digs deeper into this topic. Very interesting!
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
I wrote a blog not too long ago that was really more of a self reflection. In this blog I was more vulnerable than normal- I let people see the person who “doesn’t have it all together”- and it felt so good to be able to embrace my “imperfections”.
It was liberating, instead of ALWAYS STRIVING TO HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER …that’s exhausting!
I actually wrote my blog before I stumbled across Brene Brown. After I posted my blog, someone had asked if I had heard of her and suggested to look her up. I’m glad that I did.
With that being said I hope you enjoy 🙂