Every time I invite a girlfriend to a yoga class that I’m leading, she asks the same question: “Is it ok for beginners?” And I always give the same response. “Yes. I’m a beginner, and I do just fine.” Sometimes, I give her a wink to show that I haven’t completely lost my mind.
I want you to consider just a couple things before you decide not to participate in that next very hard thing that is only for people who know how to do it better than you.
1. We’re all beginners.
It’s true. Yoga, success, enlightenment—each one of those things are an ocean. Chances are that even the greatest achiever in any of those areas is probably just dipping his or her toes in the water. Ok, maybe they’ve made it up to their knees. And if you happen to find someone who is swimming, they’re far too deep in a state of bliss to worry about how silly you look in your floaties.
2. If you’re not failing, you’re not doing it right.
Comfort zones are great. How exquisitely stunning do we look when we’re doing something we know how to do perfectly? Prancing around in our comfort zones is great for stroking the ego but not so much for growing and evolving. Stumble, fail, fall flat on your face—all proof that you’re doing something right.
3. Wherever you are is the perfect place to start.
Yep, you’re there! You’ve made it! Everything you’ve done up until this point has prepared you to take the leap into greatness. If you don’t believe me, ask yourself, “Can I start yesterday?” Nope. “Can I start tomorrow?” We all know that tomorrow never comes. All of your choices and actions reside in the infinite now, so you might as well get started on making your next good one.
Now go forth and conquer this day!
Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, founder of BEXLIFE™ and the BLISSED IN™ wellness movement, is a mother of four, TV host, fitness and yoga instructor, popular YouTuber, and backyard farmer raising sixteen gossiping hens and growing her own organic garden on their eight-acre homestead in New Jersey. To learn more about Bex and receive her weekly Bliss notes, visit her website Bexlife.com.April 21, 2013