I’m finally back on the horse with my workouts. This morning I drug my sorry butt to my virtual gym and hopped around like a mad thing. Does anyone like cardio? I have my doubts. Anyway, it was the first time in months that I resolved to complete a workout. Recently, I’ve been doing shorty 10 minute sessions or pooping out in the middle of longer ones and quitting. Today, I told myself, I will. not. quit. I ended the session pink and half-dead but feeling like a superstar. I’ll be back tomorrow.
Wanting to quit
Somewhere in the middle of the half an hour though, my legs feeling like a jelly and breathing like I was running out of oxygen, I found myself contemplating giving up again. This is when Autumn said,
This is where change happens. When you want to quit and don’t.
I finished the workout and attacked my day.
A sign of progress
This reminded me of a Facebook live video I did for my team in January. At the beginning of the year, I was thinking about giving up on Pure Romance too. The reasons are complicated to explain (watch the video), but I decided to stick with it, but took a different tactic. I’ve tried to put more heart into what I’m doing – to worry less about corporate goals and numbers and keep it real. I’m much happier now.
Looking back, I realize now that the feeling of wanting to quit was a sign that I was actually making progress. My life and business was at a moment where growth was uncomfortable and I needed to make some hard decisions about how I wanted to proceed. I had a choice before me and I needed to make it.
Where change happens
Next time you are in a situation where you want to give up, consider that what you are actually facing is moment of change. Don’t quit or you might miss your chance to be transformed by the challenge before you.