what happens when failure is no longer your mindset

by monica

Back in 2008 I watched this amazing flowmotion video and my thoughts while watching were that I would never even come close to this type of advanced yoga flow practice. In other words if I tried I would fail so why even attempt such a thing.

Today after watching a newer yoga video that's also amazing and includes some crazy advanced poses my thoughts while watching were that I could eventually do that with plenty of practice.

The reason for this mindset shift isn't that I've been practicing yoga longer or even that I'm much better than I was years ago. I would say that my yoga skills have improved from a 6 to about a 7 out of 10 since 2008 so there is still much room for improvement.

The actual reason for the change from a failure mindset to a will get there eventually mindset is that yoga has helped break down many barriers that existed within me. Mostly fitness related ones but psychological and emotional ones as well. I would not have auditioned for Burlesque Hall of Fame this year if all those barriers were still there. In fact writing this now makes me look back at my life and think about all the things I did not attempt because of failure mindset.

So the point of this post is this: what barriers lie within you that are holding you back from getting what you want out of your exercise routine, yoga practice work life, personal life, etc.? And most importantly what will you do to eliminate those barriers?

Because once you banish failure mindset there really are no obstacles standing in the way of you getting exactly what you want.

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