When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, they might say, “I am going to fly a space ship to the moon”… or “I am going to be a mermaid and rescue dolphins”… or “I am going to be like Usain Bolt and win every gold medal”.
They’re spontaneous and fearless. Often they will go on to become pilots, marine biologists or top runners. Dream fulfilled!
So what holds us back as adults?
In her book ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’, Susan Jeffers explains the five truths about fear:
Fear will never go away as long as we continue to grow
The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and DO IT
The only way to feel better about yourself is to go out and DO IT
Not only are you afraid when facing the unknown, so is everyone else
Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the bigger underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness
As we start winding down for the summer holidays – we’d like you to start thinking about your dreams for 2017. Think big, dream big, believe big and then go chase those dreams! And if you’re looking for like-minded buddies to help you achieve your dreams, Team BEXI will support your every step.
Debbie and Team BEXI
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela
We’re super-excited about our new 2017 race calendar. Next year we’ll be offering training programs for marathons, half-marathons, triathlons ranging from sprint to half-ironman 70.3 distances. It’s going to be an awesome year!
- APR – Australian Running Festival, Canberra
- MAY – Diamond Women’s Active Triathlon Festival, Penrith
- MAY – SMH Half Marathon
- JUN – Ironman Cairns 70.3 (New!)
- JUL – Gold Coast Airport Running Festival
- SEP – Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
- OCT – Husky Triathlon Festival, Jervis Bay (New!)
- NOV – Ironman Western Sydney 70.3, Penrith (New!)
Interested in stepping up to the marathon distance? Read our blog ‘Ready for the Marathon‘.