Action Negates Fear.

USAP Events: South Bay Duathlon 3/12/17

USAP Events: South Bay Duathlon 3/12/17

Action negates fear. Prior to any race, it's always the nerves and the 'what if' thoughts that flood the mind. Did I pack everything? Set up my transition station correctly? Eat enough calories and drink enough and give my body adequate time to digest so I won't get cramps? Are my tires pumped? Is my Garmin charged?

Once the gun goes off, it all fades. You're in the zone. You concentrate on the moment, on your breath, your leg turnover. Action makes the noise fade, your focus intensify, and your senses sharpen. 

We spend most of our time brainstorming all that can possibly go wrong, why we would never be able to do something, how we are too old/too young, how it's already been done before, why we're not pretty/handsome/smart/charismatic enough, fill in the blank.

This, my friends, is what Steven Pressfield calls The Resistance. 

Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.

Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.

Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That’s why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there’d be no Resistance.
— The War of Art, Steven Pressfield

The Resistance dies a slow death when we START. When we take action.

Maybe it's that non-profit you've always been dreaming of starting. Or that blog you've been talking about writing. Or that person you've been wanting to reach out to. Take tiny steps of action each day and you'll find that the fear begins to fade.

And perhaps it may be a triathlon you've been wanting to complete. But you're not sure where to start, what to eat, and how to train. In that case, I'd love to help you. I've been there, at the very beginning, and my favorite feeling is helping someone new to the sport accomplish his/her goals. Check out USAP Events and register for your first one using my code JKUSAP in the checkout, and save yourself 15%. Then contact me and we can get you started on a customized plan so you can cross that finish line. I promise you, it's one of the BEST feelings in the world!

Whatever The Resistance may look like in your life, today take action.

And notice how the fear begins to fade when you take that first step.