Jen, our teacher was sharing her experience of the Bikram teacher training, after class today. If 90 min in class sounds tough, two sessions a day in addition to the lectures for five days a week plus one class on Saturday for nine weeks seem impossible. Apparently, more than 300 people took the last teacher training in Las Vegas with less than 10 drop-outs. A woman who is diagnosed with cancer completed the training. That is what I call commitment.
Amateurs like us have a choice whether we want to go for class. In the teacher training, it is no longer a choice as you are expected to walk into class whether you feel like it or not. As Jen puts it "you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable ". It is about dedication and believing you can do it.
So often, we give up when we face adversity in life. We seek the easy way out, we quit. One valuable lesson I learn today is when the going gets tough, we just have to grit our teeth and continue. What doesn't break us makes us stronger. And yes, we are stronger than we think.