I received last place for my pole dancing performance over the weekend and I couldn’t be any happier right now.
You see, it’s not as much about the ranking as you make it out to be.
I was definitely guilty of this myself up until I saw the results posted.
Initially, I was in shock because I absolutely felt 110% that my routine was good enough to medal and visualized it in my head for months leading up until that moment.
The reality is that it’s only 3 people giving an “official” ranking on your performance.
You can choose how you feel about the outcome.
Think about all the prep work you put in beforehand.
Did you enjoy it? Or were you in the mentality that you had to perform/place a certain way to feel good enough?
In my book, I had already won.
I treated myself like a winner far before stepping on stage by doing the following:
💖 I allowed myself ample sleep and recovery time leading up to the performance
💖 I ate in a way that nourishes my body and health
💖 I set boundaries on who I would allow in my space
💖 I started taking full responsibility for my thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and actions while shifting accordingly.
💖 Most of all, I enjoyed the process!
I made a commitment to myself, showed up as the person who I wanted to be, and brought her on stage.
You did the damn thing! Go celebrate a job well done.
That’s all you can really ask for yourself.
There are people in the audience and around you that would do ANYTHING to have the courage to do what you are doing.
Remember that next time you feel down about yourself.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to shift into gratitude.
What can you be grateful for from this experience?
I connected with many beautiful women from different parts of the country.
Shout out to all the ladies from Pink Lemon Studios in dressing room 2 who made me feel warm and welcome like I was one of their own! 💗
I truly appreciate everyone who came and hugged me after my performance and the support/compliments from it.
I fully stand by my performance regardless of the outcome.
We are always a work in progress.
That’s the beauty of evolution. Becoming a better person than who you were yesterday.
From the past 4 months of preparation, I have become a better person and pole dancer on all levels.
I send my prayers of the utmost love and compassion to everyone who has felt their feelings of worthiness suffer as a result of their performance.
You are worthy of love unconditionally from self and others.
You are your own worst critic, which clouds your mind from seeing all of the successes you’ve had.
Defeat is temporary.
All famous and truly successful people have had their fair share of defeats before ever becoming successful.
Next time you are faced with defeat, remember this quote: “every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” – Napoleon Hill
Don’t ever give up on your dreams and desires because sooner or later, your desire backed by faith will lead you to a life beyond your wildest dreams!