I saw this great t-shirt from CrossFit CapOp. It just read: “Kill That Voice.”
You know what they’re talking about: The voice in your head that has always been with you, right from the early days. It tells you that you can’t do this, that you’re not strong enough, fast enough, smart enough, skinny enough, pretty enough, or sexy enough. It tells you to stop, to wait, to slow down, to quit.
Kill that f*****.
I mean it. Kill it.
Grind its face into the dirt and beat the everlovin’ sh** out of it.
Do it for yourself, for who you were way back when—back when you were a kid and somebody told you to “be a good girl and play nice” or “let the girls win” or “don’t blow your own horn.”
Remember all those well-intentioned (and some not-so-well-intentioned) folks who ever gave you the idea that it was okay to be less than you really are? They were wrong.
Most of all, do it for who you want to be—and, maybe, for who you want your kids to be.
When you finish your workout today, don’t just put the barbell down. Throw the barbell down. Throw it down with every last shred of energy you have left and yell “Take that mother******!”
Terrify that voice. Don’t just silence that voice. Kill it and don’t let it come back.