I remember when I made the decision to start LEP Fitness. I was super excited and determined to build my own business. My enthusiasm soon wore off though after I repeatedly got rejected by the people I approached.
I remember once going to Endcliffe Park on a hot summers day, the park was heaving and I had 500 flyers to hand out. I made a commitment to myself that I would not leave the park until I had handed out all 500 flyers.
I was super nervous going up to people I didn’t know. People were often polite but would turn me down. After handing out roughly 50 flyers, I quickly left the park and threw the rest of the flyers in the bin (all 450 of them!).
I walked home with my head down and negative thoughts kept circulating around my head…
“You can’t do this”
“Who do you think you are”
“Give up now”
“Go get a regular job”
I was beating myself up. Eventually when I got home I put my feet up and balled my eyes out. I felt like a total failure and was embarrassed.
Why are you telling us this Nick?
Well I see this type of thing happen with people when they set off on a weight loss journey. They start off motivated and determined but then it quickly dissipates as soon as the results stall or things don’t go to plan.
The fear of failure is something 99.9% of people on the planet experience at some point in life and it’s nothing to be ashamed about. We all make mistakes and at times it’s easy for life to get the better of us.
When things go wrong you have 2 choices…
1) You either let the event put you off, and blame the situation or circumstances
2) You learn from the experience and rebuild
I’m so glad I didn’t listen to that negative voice in my head because if I had…
- I wouldn’t have been able to complete over 8,000 PT sessions
- I wouldn’t have met so many amazing people.
- I wouldn’t have been able to work from home.
- I wouldn’t have been fortunate enough to do something I love and help people improve their lives
Be aware of the negative self talk that goes on in your head but don’t believe in it for one second…
Life is short, make the most of it and most importantly…
NEVER EVER GIVE UP!