I’m doing something this month I’ve never done before and it’s outside of my comfort zone. Even though I have logged 1,038 hot yoga classes since I found SoHo Yoga, I have never done 30 classes in 30 days. One of my teachers called me out for a 30 day challenge during the month of October (and I hereby call everyone reading this out—you have till Friday to sign up at SoHoyoga.com!).
When I left class Monday, my teacher told me I was dependable—that felt good. Consistency is something I strive for in all facets of my life. It’s something that I’m proud of about myself. It’s why I’m successful in my business and in my relationships. It’s not luck. It’s work. People constantly ask me for “the secret” or “the short cut” and one of my favorite lines (I think attributable to Malcolm Gladwell) is “the shortcut is doing the work”.
Doing the work can be painful, can’t it? I know I’ve avoided certain processes at certain points in my life because of fear or avoidance and the desire to avoid pain. But, now entering into my late 50’s, I have found leaning in is so much better. I learn more about myself and find peace and joy so much faster.
Thus my promise of 30 days of yoga in October. My body is already complaining and yet I can sense the transformation in my mind and soul. I crave the physical and spiritual lessons in yoga and I’m so grateful to have found my second home at SoHo.
Is there a place in your life that could use some consistency on your part? Is there a commitment you want to make but you’re reluctant to move forward? Do it! I’m sure you won’t regret it because even in our life’s failures we learn our most important lessons.