Reflection is something that I tend to do often, whether consciously or not. Sometimes I’ll be scrolling through quotes on Pinterest, sifting through the cliché if-I-read-these-one-more-time-I’m-going-to-poke-my-eyeballs-out and then there are the few that just HIT. HOME. 💡 I recently passed the 6 month mark on my fitness journey and wanted to share two quotes that have been sincerely thought provoking for me. This first one I came across and immediately loved, although I think some people might miss the deeper meaning it encompasses. I did at first.
“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”
Even when looking at it face value, it’s a powerful quote. Why would you want to be the smartest person in the room? Who would you learn from? When would you be perceived to be the smartest person in the room? Boss. Teacher. Instructor. When in reality, teachers learn from their students all the time. Through digging further into the connotation of the quote, I realized how much it applied to my current chapter of life. If you *think* you are the smartest person in the room, you’re closing yourself off. Closing your mind from learning from others, from obtaining personal growth, from gaining new experiences and the lot of it. I’ve learned more about myself in the past 6 months than I have in YEARS and it’s because of the people I’m constantly coming in contact with… sharing their stories, lending their knowledge and walking along side one another in our personal journeys knowing we are not alone. All in all… you may not be in the wrong room, you may be looking at the room the wrong way.
The second quote was shared by an NYC trainer I adore on Instagram who works for Peloton. Someone asked her for advice concerning her fitness career and she replied saying find what you’re good at, hone in on your specialty and added “Jack of all trades, master of none.” Now, the reason I follow her isn’t because she’s a running instructor (literally running is my nemesis) it’s because she shares an abundance of things! She can rock a handstand press, she kills it on the punching bag, she dances phenomenally and her ABS omg her abs. Just all around goals. (@rksolidnyc)
At first the wonderful advice she gave made sense but the more I tried to administer it to my life, it gave me a little anxiety. I can’t possibly pick just one thing?! That’s like picking a favorite child (or so I hear). I’m having a BLAST doing what I’m doing now by bouncing around place to place, it keeps me from getting bored. But maybe running is just her thing. Maybe she dabbled in a variety of exercise before figuring out which one served her the greatest. I guess it’s possible it could happen, I’m very curious as to where this path will lead me.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the quotes and how you interpret them! Or your current favorite quote that made a lightbulb go off. Feel free to comment on here or my Instagram @nicolafatti 💗 photos taken by the amazing @sweatnetclt crew!