So, Monday is the official opening day of VillaSport, the gym I recently started working at. For over a month we have been busy getting the brand new facility ready to open. We have hauled dumbbells and weight plates. We've moved large squat racks and motion cages. We have scrubbed walls and learned a not so user friendly computer system.... And yet I still feel so unprepared. I don't feel like I am ready enough to make a positive impact with my clients.
Here is the thing with me. I hate being unprepared. I hate not feeling ready. and I especially hate when people can tell I am unprepared. Sometimes I get paralyzed with fear right before I try something new. Paralyzed to the point where I choose not to start something, because I am afraid I will not be as successful as I think I should be. What kind of life is that? And this, this personal training thing is new and scary for me. Being held accountable for someone else's progress and success is a lot of pressure. I feel like I still have so much to learn before I can truly help someone. I still feel like I lack the knowledge and experience that veteran trainers around me have. My problem is I don't have time to feel this way and it's too late to back out now. So how does one gain the confidence needed to be successful at something new
and frightening but rewarding?
I've gotten certified. I have had the new hire training at the gym. I know this is what I want to do and I know I will eventually be great at it. I guess the only thing left to do is buckle up and get ready, because the gym is opening whether I am ready or not and I want nothing more than to do well.
So wish me luck, and maybe throw some confidence my way, I am lacking it a bit.