Because it’s the Arnold comp day for bikini pros I want to talk about idolization and looking up to others.
I used to listen to my ego about not having idols or inspirations and I would be mad or embarrassed at myself when I found myself idolizing someone or thinking things like “I want to be like that...I want to accomplish that...I want to do what THEY are doing!”
My ego told me I had to protect myself and I couldn’t put anyone on a pedestal or love them for the things they share and radiate to the world because then it takes from my ability to live my own life.
My ego told me I couldn’t do that, and I couldn’t tell people I idolized someone because if I did then I would be seen a certain way, judged, or even forgotten about because whoever that person was ‘better’ than me.
My ego told me if I look up to others openly then I would be a follower and I wouldn’t be able to see my own abilities and it was important to shove feelings of idolizing others away because letting them in is basically telling the world I’m not good enough even though I know I am, that’s just what they’ll think bc this persons already achieved x, y, z.
WELL GUESS WHAT EGO!?
I do NOT accept Your BS story.
I gave up this story when I got into Fitness and found inspiration in others. I allowed myself to hang photos on my door, follow and express gratitude for people on social media, talk about these amazing accomplished athletes to others, and be open to saying, “omg she is AMAZING, I can see myself achieving that on my unique journey!”
What shifted for me was the love I had for myself and the beliefs I had about others and the world.
I had beliefs that didn’t serve me, and I didn’t love myself enough to see that we are ALL capable of achieving greatness and by recognizing and being HAPPY for others greatness, the positive vibes only flow MORE, which opens my world up to accomplishing more!
And just because I look up to someone, doesn’t mean I am trying to become them or want to be them (somehow I had a belief that people would think this if I said I was inspired by someone) it just means that I find hope, strength, love, positivity, triumph, and excitement in their journey to which I can learn from to empower mine even more.
Looking up to others doesn’t make you weak or incapable.
It doesn’t blind the world from seeing your greatness, but it does allow you to achieve more of yours!
It doesn’t make people think you are any less, it allows you to see the beauty in the accomplishments of others which then allows you to see more beauty in your own success.
It doesn’t make you weird and shouldn’t embarrass you to think that someone is very inspiring, and their journey motivates you.
It doesn’t make you any less of a person to see the greatness in others, in fact, if you can see the greatness in others it means you have that greatness within yourself.
Shutting my ego up was hard but so freeing when I healed these limiting beliefs and allowed myself to just feel what I wanted as my most pure self!
I would have never learned these lessons if I didn’t truly allow myself to embody LOVE.
Love for myself, love for others, love for journeys, and love for society.
I don’t know how common this is for people to feel weird about idolizing or looking up to other people but if you do just know that when you tap into the energy of love and allow yourself to connect with your TRUE self (not your ego) then you will feel empowered to express love to all people and find strength and inspiration in their journey for your own.
Some of My biggest inspirations right now in the bikini competition world are;
Would love to know, have you gone through this before?
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||