I’m a Triathlete (who’da thunk it? not me!)

Well, I did it! On Sunday I completed the Olympic distance Marin Triathlon. It was the culmination of weeks of training, and I felt great.

I am still basking in the glow of accomplishment and I am already thinking about doing another triathlon and bettering my times. But I still find it amazing that I did it at all — I feel almost giddy about it. You see, I don’t think of myself as the kind of person who does triathlons.

And yet, I did it.

Beware thoughts and statements that begin “I’m not the kind of person who ….. ” They usually contain limiting beliefs about yourself, often the work of your inner critic or saboteur. In my case, this limiting belief about myself dates way back to junior high and high school when instead of going out for sports, I did music and drama.  (You can imagine how popular I was …. but I digress ) And basically ever since then I have defined myself as non-athletic.

And yet, I did it. So I guess that in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary, I’ll have to revise that old image of myself.

What about you? What old limiting beliefs about yourself have you been carrying around, and how would you like to challenge them?