“I think your beliefs about what you can do are holding you back, Wendy,” he said and I was stunned into silence.
I’ve been weight lifting at the gym now for a few years. Nothing crazy, just consistent strength training to be strong, age well, and develop some muscle definition. To keep me on track and moving forward better than I can do by myself, I workout with Jake the trainer, once a week. In yesterday’s workout, I asked Jake what he saw about my potential that I might not see for myself. His response stopped me in my tracks and REALLY GOT MY ATTENTION.
“This is you, you think small, like this,” he illustrated by making a small box with his fingers.
“Me? Think small? Seriously? Are you kidding?,” I thought to myself. And then it hit me, Gosh, maybe I am and I don’t know it.
I have done enough personal development work to know, what self-limiting beliefs might be holding me back at the gym, are probably holding me back in other aspects of my life as well. He had my full attention.