Said yoga class has been haunting me for months. Why? Because someone once said, 'it's really hard.' I let a strangers opinion of something I wanted to do, effect my choice to go, for far too long.
Today I decided enough was enough. I hauled my ass out of bed and made it to this 'hard' Sunday yoga class. Only to find, it really wasn't that difficult. Not because I'm some kind of yoga master, but because I accepted that I would give it my best and that would be good enough.
Rewind fifteen years or so, when me and my sister would stay at my Great Grandma's house (I've spoken about her wonderful-ness here before) and something that I will never forget her saying, while I was struggling to get to grips with painting, was, "don't say you can't because you can."
I'll admit, I have a huge fear of failure and I get embarrassed when I can't do things. So, going to this yoga class was such a huge hurdle for me. I was convinced, for months, that it would too hard, so I just shouldn't bother. And that is so wrong.
We can do anything we put our minds to, and if you find yourself wanting to try something new, or need a push taking a leap of faith, however big or small, but you're worried that you can't - well, you can. If you tell yourself you can't, then you never will, but it doesn't hurt to try, does it?
It's completely easier said than done, I understand that - I've been toying with the idea of attending this silly class (which turned out to be wonderful and something I can see becoming a Sunday ritual) for so, so long. And all because I let one persons opinion effect my self-belief. That's the silliest part of all.
So the next time you're talking yourself out of something - don't.
Because you can!
*my post yoga face also had less than a few hours sleep thanks to hayfever, excuse those giant bags ;)