The Power of One

I’m just ONE person, working towards my gaols ONE day at a time, and sharing the journey ONE blog post at a time.

Reflecting back on the last 9 months I’ve realized an amazing thing, there is SOOOOO much power in one.  I’ve been able to connect with hundreds of amazing men and women around the world. Not only have I heard their stories and goals, but I’ve also heard that I, in small way helped inspire them.  WOW!

I want to drop a tear every time someone sends me a note, leaves me a message or shoots me an email.  Everyone is so touching and heart felt, and means the world to me.   It’s am amazing feeling to know that I’ve been able to effect just one person in a positive way.

Why do people feel inspired by me?  I guess I’m not really sure, but here’s what I think.  I am real.  I am authentic.  I am myself.  I struggle everyday just like everyone else, the only difference between me and someone else is that I share that with the world.

Am I afraid people will judge me, of course.

Am I afraid people will think I’m a babbling idiot, of course.

Am I afraid I don’t know what I’m doing, of course.

But I don’t let that stop me from being me.

I challenge you to share your story.  Your story is important!  Tell it…unedited….unabrigged….. You have a story, and that gives you the ability to connect and effect even just one person.  There is power in ONE, use it.

7 thoughts on “The Power of One

  1. This is why I keep writing on my blog. Someone somewhere will read something I write and be inspired, will learn something, will take a challenge.

    I share some of your feelings as well.

  2. Thanks for this blog. I feel silly when I give you comments about how you inspire me, so I won’t feel silly anymore. I decided to take your advice tonight Kate and wrote an unedited and unabridged version of my struggle right now. I hope it helps get me over this stumbling block.

    By the way, I have not been back to Crossfit because I scared myself away. I did my first WOD not part of the executive series and hurt for three days and beat myself up for not finishing because I was on a time crunch. I will be back, hopefully.

  3. Thanks for this blog. I feel silly sometimes writing comments here about how you inspire me, like I am the kid brown nosing it up to the teacher. LOL.

    I will be back to Crossfit soon, hopefully. I scare myself away after my first WOD outside of the executive series. I beat myself up for not finishing even though I had to leave due to my schedule.

  4. I think you nailed the reasons right on the head Kate. I’ve already taken on your challenge not too long ago. Inspired in part by your blog.

    http://becoming-crossfit.blogspot.com/

    I’ve had some words of encouragement, and a couple people at the box mentioned to me that they had taken a look at it. (Actually, one guy mentioned that he and his wife noticed that I hadn’t updated in a few days. Little did I know at that point that anyone other than me had taken a look at it.)

    Being a ‘recovering perfectionist’, I initially wanted to have things ‘just right’ before actually starting the blog, but decided to do the reverse. “Just start the damn thing and add to it/change it as I go.”

    I also initally had concerns about the reasons why I wanted to start a blog about my CrossFit story. That maybe I wanted to do it to feed my ego. After some additional thought, I came to the conclusion that I wanted some way to track my progress, and that there might be a remote possibility that the thoughts that go through my head during this whole process could potentially be useful to someone else. If nothing else, for a person to be able to realize that someone else is going through the same struggles and dealing with the same issues that they are, and that person was able to find a way …writing my own future here… to be successful.

    Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your journey with the world Kate!

  5. Don’t feel silly, I love the feedback. and don’t be scared of the box, you’re doing great! It’s tough, that’s why it’s so amazing. I expect to see you in the gym again, I don’t want to have to stalk you down, cause I will.

  6. Dave, I love that you’re sharing your journey. It’s amazing how you can touch people just by sharing the struggles and sticking with it. It’s a great way to keep yourself accountable as well. When you know others are reading it, you feel compelled to work hard so you don’t have to report bad numbers. ha! Keep telling your story….it’s helping others.

  7. “It’s a great way to keep yourself accountable as well. When you know others are reading it, you feel compelled to work hard so you don’t have to report bad numbers. ha! Keep telling your story….it’s helping others.”

    HA! Don’t I know it. The thought has gone through my mind more than once already, “Man, I should really do ‘X’ weight for this workout ’cause I don’t want to have to post something less on the blog.” Or many other similar thoughts.

Comments are closed.