Courage – Part Three

Change is scary!!!

It could be to try something new or make a change in your diet.  Either way to take action on something you want to do but you know is different can be a challenge.

By nature we are creatures of comfort.  We feel happy in our routine.

Think about every time you wake up.  You have probably got a set 5-10 things you do before you leave for work or school.  Now these things can change in order but if all or some of them are not there… you are one grumpy person.

We all have these types of routines or things that make us feel comfortable.  Often enough though the things that make us uncomfortable are the things that change us.  The things that make us grow.  Take for instance… the one thing I always dislike is sprints.  To run as fast as you can for a small distance.  Take a short break… and do it again.  Ugh!!!  It always hurts so bad… but the pay off is so great.  It always made me in better condition as well as better looking shape.

It was something out of my comfort zone like sprints that took me to my next level.

Right now at this moment you know what it will take.  Deep down you most likely have already thought of what you need to adjust to get yourself to your next level.  However the pain from stretching to reach it might start to hold you back from taking the first step.

So when that happens think of this quote… “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” by Soren Kierkegaard

Take that first step… and keep thinking about what that change will bring you.  If you are 100% happy with yourself, then just change things up a little bit.  Watch the progress that will happen when you do.

Whether you want big changes or small changes… If you show courage and dare to go to the next level then you will have done something even greater.  You will have also taken people you know and led them by example.  Help yourself by having courage to make the change and then mentor others so they can enjoy the benefits with you.

Guro Larry, Lauren & Tori St. Clair

The Always Improving Martial Way Academy

American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate

Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best


The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!


4 thoughts on “Courage – Part Three

  1. I know exactly what you mean about change. We posted a blog earlier this week encouraging others in an attempt to change by giving up one unhealthy habit next Monday. We have great support so this should go well. We all need a change and eve more so if that change is a healthier one.

    • I feel you. It is hard and scary but we all need it. We have worked for years on food journals and healthy habits and see it all the time. People are afraid to give up certain things. When they finally did they got that next thing they had been wanting. Pretty cool ending… just depends on if they are ready for it 🙂 Guro Larry

  2. Sometimes it’s tough letting go of habits and crutches. Even the ones you have known are bad for a long time.

    • Yes it absolutely is. One of the best things is to make a vision board. Take pictures, etc. and place them up on it. Then every time you think about swaying from your plan of action… just look at the board. IT is a great reminder to keep you on track. The first hardest thing is to trim down the bad things… then cut them out all together. That is why I like the Advocare Cleanse. I get to clean my system up but also still eat good food. It makes me crave the good things by setting up those habits. Just remember… “stay on target”. Celebrate when you get where you want to be 🙂 Guro Larry

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