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Is struggling the key to success?

No one likes to admit their struggles.  We have all had our fair share of them.  We struggle to be different.  We struggle to win.  We struggle to change.  We struggle until we succeed.

In the past year, I have definitely have had my fair share.  With each struggle you realize how hard it is to break free.  You realize how hard it is to allow yourself to be vulnerable.  I started my own company specializing in boot camps and personal training for females.  I didn’t realize how hard this struggle was going to be.  I didn’t realize how hard it is to put yourself out there to your peers and the public to be viewed upon.   I want to grow this business slowly.  I didn’t want to be overwhelmed by getting too busy.  Well, it is  quite the contrary now.

I started last spring in hopes of  starting my boot camp to success!  I learned a few things about the type of clients I wanted to attract.  I am still learning. I started off with a few recruits which was steady until June when it rained almost everyday.  I am not joking.  It literally down-poured everyday.  By the time July hit I was down to one faithful recruit.  Summer holidays came and gone.  September was fast approaching so I decided to put posters up in my neighborhood and put an advertisement in the monthly newsletter in my community.  Needless to say, neither one generated any leads.  Winter came and my boot camp became non-existent.

At the end of last year, I decided that the new year ahead was going to be my year.  It was going to be my year for change, to embark fear, and be the happiest I can be.  I decided to look at ways to start training in my home.  I thought the new year was the perfect time to do so. I started advertising again in the monthly newsletter and still nothing.

It is now April and time seems to be flying by.  It has almost been one year since I started this journey.  I am not sure where to go or where I am headed from here.  Do I need to change locations for my boot camps? Do I need to generate more leads from Facebook through “boosting” my post? I know what I have tried and it hasn’t worked so far.  I have the tendency to think about things for a long period of time before I act upon them. I hope this is worth the struggle I have endeared. I just want to share my passion about living  healthy lifestyle by helping others to reach their goals.  I know in order to succeed that I will fail first, but I will not give up until I reach my goal.  With every struggle I have, I learn from it and become stronger.  It still scares the you know what out of me still but maybe that is a good thing.  I have accepted being uncomfortable is a good thing.  It can show you how great you can do under pressure when you least expect it.  The time is now! It’s time to put your workout gear on and get started!

I will leave you with a quote I found. I find it speaks right to me.  Take a moment and think about one thing you worked so hard to accomplish and how you did it.  Did you do it without any struggle?

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”

Pope Paul VI