Good Morning Friends!!

Thursday evening this past week at our Synergy Symposium our topic was “What If”. We had such a great conversation regarding “What If” that I wanted to share it with each of you in this week’s Fit By Friday.

“What If” can be one of the biggest roadblocks in our lives. How many times has “What If” held you back?

What if I apply for that new job and don’t get it?

What if I ask her to marry me and the answer is no?

What if I start going to the gym and people make fun of me?

What if I try a new business and it fails?

Isn’t the above questions the way we ask ourselves, what if? Most times we ask ourselves “what if” questions that end in a negative way. Think back to all of your “what ifs” that have held you back. Does the same hold true for you?

“What if” can paralyze us from taking action. We have a list of negative outcomes of our “what if”. Sure some of them do have merit and need to lead us to caution but isn’t it true that a majority of our “what ifs” never come to pass but we let them stop us in our tracks.

When starting Synergy Fitness almost 9 years ago I had so many “what ifs” going around in my mind that I could have very easily said there are too many possible obstacles to start a gym in Bowie, Texas. Some of my “what ifs” have happened during the course of 9 years but each time one has arisen I have taken action to solve the issue.

“What If” is only an obstacle and will be a roadblock if you let it be. Here are a few actions you can take to help sort out your “what ifs”.

You can journal your “what ifs”.

You can talk about your “what ifs” with a friend, family, mentor, spouse, etc.

You can make a list of your positive and negative “what if” outcomes.

My challenge to each of you as well as myself is to not let our “what ifs” hold us back from what we are capable of doing. “What if” can be a big red stop sign for action. Without action there can be no movement forward.

Sort out your “what ifs” and decide if you are using it as an excuse or using it to go beyond yourself.

Your Friend,