Building yourself Up

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Every Friday morning, you’ll find me at Orange Theory, not only working on my physical self, but my emotional, and spiritual self. Coach Terrill @coach_terrill not only motivates me to push harder, and run faster….he motivates me to believe in myself. He challenges me to look myself straight in the eye. In between my gasps for air, Terrill talks about building yourself up. He talks about believing in yourself. In one session, he said “to achieve what you want in life, you have to build your belief in yourself.” So simple, yet so true. I was doing errands yesterday, and I saw this little boy who had so much confidence in himself as he strutted around the store and I was reminded by Terrill’s words. As children, we have big dreams, we want to be super heros, doctors, artists…the options are endless, and we whole heartedly believe that our dreams are attainable. But then, we go into the big, bad world, and it starts beating us down, and we often get to the point where we have little or no belief in ourselves. Believe me, I have been there and occasionally get stuck there, beating myself up for not being this, or not achieving this. We all need a little Terrill in our lives, reminding us, that “what doesn’t challenge us, doesn’t change us” and that you need to look at yourself in the mirror and realize that you can accomplish great things if you believe in yourself. Everyone goes through periods of self doubt, and personal struggle, and wanting to quit, but the key is finding ways to persevere through those things and inevitably overcome them. I wish I could bottle up his weekly motivation, but I guess in a way, his repetitive message that you have the power to build yourself up, has been ingrained in my brain. So, thank you Terrill for inspiring and encouraging me to always be better version of myself than I was yesterday.

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