The need to succeed
As most of you know I belong to a group fondly known as BoB. Being that all the Bobettes are a tech savy bunch, when they compete the rest of the Bobettes are informed via the networking social sites Facebook and Twitter. I never really understood twitter, but I fumble my way round during comp time so I can keep informed as to how the girls are going and I am S-L-O-W-L-Y working it out.
As a Twitterer I’ve become a group of fitness bloggers who plan to take over the world! Once a month we plan to do a “group post” where we will all write about the same subject and the inaugural topic is ..
My first thought was “what do I define as success? and how do I keep motivated to reach an end goal if I don’t know what it is!”
You see most competitors seem to have a goal and this is what they use as motivation to get up each day and do what has to be done.
- Kari and Donloree are aiming for pro cards.
- Allison and Tiffany are working towards standing on stage for the first time and ..
- Tenecia has been aiming to place top five (which she achieved last weekend!).
Me? Honestly? I’m not sure … I do this because I can? Also what keeps me going changes for year to year, gosh it changes from day to day!
Last year I was working off all the baby weight, so I picked an end goal (to compete). It was a clear goal, I had a fixed time frame so it was easy to put my head down and work towards the finish line.
This year .. if I’m honest, I’m doing it to prove that I belong up on that stage.
Last year I obviously didn’t look like a “real figure girl” I didn’t have the size or the conditioning. I lost and it hurt (bad). I seem to work best when I’m told that I can’t do it – or that I am not good enough .. it brings out the “mongrel” in me that says “I will show you .. just you wait and see”. That is how I got into this sport in the first place. 🙂
So I guess in the end I just want to feel like I belong … wow this could be a breakthrough!
The only problem with that .. will I ever feel like I belong? Even when everyone else around me thinks I do? I shall have to wait and see.
Till next time