I’m taking a bite out of the humble pie. And it’s raw in the middle. Really f*ckin raw.
Last week I was taking my second yoga class since being preggers, and I had such a mind-blowing thought that I nearly burst into tears right in the middle of a wobbly dancer’s pose: I’m not good at being bad at things. Or mediocre. Or “just okay.” I knew I was competitive, but f*ck, realizing how my competitiveness has been affecting my mindset all these years really gave me a huge mind f*ck 🤯. 99% of the time I participate in activities that I thrive in, and where my strengths shine: working out, cooking, momming, coaching, sleeping, and making the perfect Manhattan 🥃. 1% of the time I challenge myself to get uncomfortable: public speaking, “putting myself out there,” dancing TO the music, speaking Spanish, talking about sex, etc. 1% of the time I wade into my fears, choose to be a beginner, and try to be okay with not being the “best” in the room. Try.
Being “bad” at things physically hurts me. It sucks not being number 1... or even 2 or 3.
I am constantly working on my mindset, self talk, and mantras. But, at the end of the day, I’m f*ckin human.
So why did human Melissa post a pic of herself doing wheel? BECAUSE I wanted to post my starting point in my current yoga journey. BECAUSE I want to show you that, with consistency and practice, my form will improve. BECAUSE I wanted to take a bite out of the humble pie and show how I’m not perfect. Yes, my wheel maybe look “better” than many others’, but it’s not my best... yet.
The moral of the story: get uncomfortable. Be okay with being bad at the beginning of anything new (and that you can have MANY beginnings). And be okay with not being the “best” in the room. Say it with me, “progress over perfection.”
👈🏼👈🏼DOUBLE TAP if you are going to lean in to being human this weekend. That you will challenge yourself to try something new AND sit in the temporary discomfort. You. Can. Do. It. I truly believe in you.
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