Having a plan is only successful if it is flexible. There are few and far between that play out like planned. Glitches and detours are so common, they are expected; you have to know how to deal with them when they arise. You may not always know what to do, or do the right thing, but you cant be afraid to try.

Fear of failure is a disease that rots the soul. It takes away hope, success and life, but it is common. Too common. I think most people, if not everyone, has been crippled by some type of fear. You know what is worse than failing? Not trying.

If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t mean you are a failure, it means it is time to turn over a new leaf. Regroup, refocus and redirect.

There is nothing wasted in life, except time. Every fall, each stumble, teaches us something if we choose to learn it. I have been crippled by doubt, and I have failed at many things I have attempted, but I have learned. Learned about myself, my capabilities and my limitations. I have streamlined my goals and my journey.

Changing corses doesnt mean you have to change your goal. I have learned that I will not be a great tumbler. My fitness routines will never rival others on a gymnastics level, but that is ok. Having difficult gymnastics in my routine isn’t the only way for me to achieve my dreams in the IFBB. I have to go with my strengths.

Learning to take my eyes off the path I thought I wanted to take, to see the path I need to take, was hard. I wanted to be good at tumbling, because I am so impressed with girls who are good. Fixating on that was not helping my ultimate goal. Fact is, I am never going to be as good of a tumbler as a gymnast, and trying to, only showcased the fact that my gymnastics skills are so juvinal. Taking my strengths and para-mounting them has changed my career and my attitude. It will change your too. Take a chance, dream big and never stop learning!