I started training at a local Jiu Jitsu gym about a month ago. I started off strong by attending almost every class available for two weeks straight. I was obsessed for those two weeks. After going pretty consistently, I had to miss a class at the beginning of week three. Missing that one class sent me on a downward spiral that has resulted in me missing class for two weeks in a row. My pride was hurt that I missed that class and I was scared of my coach being disappointed, so I stopped going altogether..
I have found that I do this in several areas of my life. If I feel like I have failed someone or something, I will just remove myself from the situation. It is one of the worst habits that I possess.
Today, I will be going back to Jiu Jitsu. I am going back because I want to and I know that it is the best thing for me to do. I am going to set aside my pride regardless of how difficult it may be. Often times, I am so crippled by my fear of disappointing people that is is debilitating. It is a symptom of my deep desire to please everyone.
I am a people pleaser.
I am curious: have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? A situation where you gave up on something because you felt like you failed or disappointed someone?
If so, I want to give you some encouragement today.
Suck up your pride and finish the task.
We do not need to be told that it is okay that we flake out at the first sign of failure or disappointment. We need to learn to keep fighting, push forward, and persevere through the temptation to quit.
Today, I am going back to Jiu Jitsu despite feeling like I have failed and disappointed my coach. I am going back because it is the right thing to do.
What is it in your life that you need to return to? Is it a hobby you started but gave up on? Is it a relationship that you have walked away from? Is it an exercise routine that you gave up on a few months ago? Is it a side hustle that you have abandoned?
Identify the area of your life that you need to reinvest in and go after it. Push through—- it’s worth it!