I have never seen myself as someone who enjoys hiking.
I think the main reason I never enjoyed it, is because I alway felt as though I was not “good at it”
How ridiculous does that even sound?
I imposed limits on myself, telling myself that “I can’t do it”., “It’s too hard”., “ I can’t keep up with you all”, “I’m not good enough”., and all of the other negative things we tell ourselves when we don’t want to fail, which means we don’t try, I mean if you don’t try, you cannot fail and look ridiculous, especially if you are with your loved ones. Can I get an AMEN? We all have insecurities, none of us want to “fail” in the eye of anyone.
The problem with that thought process is that you are placing limits on yourself when you view a lesson as a failure.
You have to remove the limits, and tell yourself that you can do it, that it might be hard, but you are up for the challenge, and that you are most definitely good enough.
This past weekend, I climbed Mt. Si, in Northbound Wa. it was the hike that I have put off and made several seasons worth of excuses as to why I could not go, because I continued to tell myself that I was not good enough to climb that mountain.
A little about Mount Si., it is 8miles round trip, 3150 feet of elevation, and the highest point is 3900 feet.
With the support of my loved ones, and wanting to be with my family, I finally attempted the hike and was beyond successful.
We had the absolute best time waking up at 4am, hiking all day, and after the hike, we went and watched our oldest son play drums in a rock and roll cover band which kept us out until 1:00AM. For those of you who have not known me very long, I am a lover of naps and early bed times, so this day was long, and perfect.
What can you do when you remove the limits that only you imposed on yourself?
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