Today was day 8 of a 21-day boot camp experience that I am tackling head on. Yes there are difficult days and even more difficult moments. However, there hasn’t been a more challenging moment than when I realized I forgot how to crawl.
Brian, our fearless boot camp leader, asked us all to crawl in place. Crawl in place? What the heck does that even mean? It means exactly what he meant it to mean. Crawl in place. Get into crawl position, raise your right hand and raise your left knee and switch without moving forward.
Sounds easy right? Well not so when you overthink it. And for those who know me, overthink is my middle name. And the consequences of overthinking can be making things harder than they have to be.
Rest assured that I figured out how to crawl again. How did I do it? I took a deep breath, reflected on the idea that I know how to do this and then I leaned forward into doing it again without any fear of being judged by others or being overly critical of myself.
As you find yourself in moments where you forgot what you naturally remember knowing how to do years ago, just get back on the horse or just get on your hands and knees and start to crawl again. Life doesn’t have to be that hard and most of the time, it isn’t.