How is success measured?
Money? Social Media Followers? Status? Numbers?
Whatever your magic recipe is, the most important thing is that you do your best. Whatever your best is. Trying to catch up to someone else’s version of that is a huge disservice to yourself. It often leads to disappointment and a feeling of unworthiness. Instead of trying to fill someone else’s shoes, take the time to break in your own and only then will you achieve the satisfaction of achievement. I’m in a cut throat industry where ego is the driving force and competition is the name of the game. Imagine how exhausting the distractions can be? I was recently asked to mentor an up and coming Bangla fitness instructor trying to start a business and break into this fitness world. It got me thinking about my humble beginnings and made me appreciate all of my KEFI Fit™ professional life lessons along the way.
If you can throw the rope down every once in a while, do it. What that person does with it in the end is on them. It’s all part of doing your best and being your best, everything else is ego feeding. You won’t be remembered for your perfect squat or your awesome class. We’re fitness instructors in this business to add value to our members and promote an active lifestyle, we’re not Bell Center rockstar performers. Keep that ego in check and remember how and why you started, you never know when you’ll need that rope to be thrown back to down to you. – Dina xoxo