“If you can’t get over your fear of not doing it as well as they do, you’ll never have the opportunity to be a trailblazer for someone else.” -Rachel Hollis This quote hits home. I don’t have to dig deep down to know that this quote speaks to me on so many levels. . As a music teacher, I always have self doubt. I’m always looking at other teachers for inspiration and lesson plan ideas. I always want to grow and learn more so that I can give my students the best musical experience possible. But I’m only going into year 4 of teaching. I can’t compare myself to people in year 10, 15 or 20. I can only compare myself to the teacher I was yesterday, last week, or last year. . Even though I know this, that doesn’t mean that I don’t still look at more experienced teachers and say to myself “I’m a bad teacher because I’m not as good as the teacher at this school.” I’m sure you feel this too. Maybe with teaching or maybe with something else. Here is another part of my life that relates to this quote. . I started a journey a few months ago to try and live a healthier lifestyle. I started working out regularly and tried to get my eating habits in check. I also took a plunge to become a coach through the company who has been changing my life while in this journey. . I took a huge risk. I was terrified. Honestly, I still am at times. I get scared to make posts. I get scared to record my workouts. I get scared that people don’t care. I get scared that even though I’m SO PASSIONATE about the results I’m getting and the journey I’m on, no one will want to go on the journey with me. . I see other coaches set BIG goals and reach them. And I say to myself, if they can reach those goals, why can’t I just reach a small goal I set for myself? I let fear of not being as good as someone else stop me. It freaks me out. . But let me tell you...every time I post on Instagram or document my life somehow in stories, I’m pushing past that. I’m pushing past the fear. I won’t let it stop me from setting goals and teaching them. It doesn’t matter how small or how large, I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. . I’m tired of living it fear. I hope you are too.