Monday Motivation (#20)

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I’ve been taking some risks lately, primarily with my workouts. I purchased a subscription to Classpass, a service that lets you take up to three classes at each participating fitness studio per month (unlimited classes overall but three per studio “brand”). In the last week I’ve taken a Pilates reformer class, two TRX classes, two barre classes, spinning, and “surfset“. They were all challenging in different ways and really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I learned that I love the reformer and TRX classes but also enjoy the balance challenges of surfset, things I may not have tried otherwise.

The theme of today’s ‘Monday Motivation’ is risk. Doing new activities improves your outlook and can expand your horizons in unexpected ways! Find a way to step outside of your comfort zone this week, whether it’s something large or small.


“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~ Denis Waitley

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” ~ Alan Alda

“Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.” ~ Roger Von Oech

“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.” ~ Goethe


Happy Monday, readers! How are you stepping out of your comfort zone this week?

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