Failure. What is that? I only want to Succeed
“I failed.” Oh No… As you all know I am doing many challenges; a beach body challenge as well as an accountability challenge. These are just great ways to keep your goals fresh in your mind daily and to surround yourself with like minded people who will offer you support. I love these challenges because it offers me a way to coach several people at the same time.In this past challenge I had a few ladies tell me, “I am not sure If I could ever join a challenge again, because Yvette, I failed last time.” My response is going to always be the same, “There is no such thing as failure and what you need to do is get back up and try again.How many times have you said this on your journey to build the body you want (stronger, leaner, healthier)? Maybe you missed a workout or ate too much junk food.
Failure, my friend, isn’t a bad thing. How about instead of looking at these instances as failures you take a different perspective.
We equate failures with the notion that we *should* be perfect. We should do everything correctly, 100% of time. Anything less is failing, but my friend you will only succeed after you fail over and over. I used to think this way, and it drove me crazy. I had to eat perfectly all the time and never miss a workout no matter what. Anything less then perfection was a failure.
But then I viewed “failures” differently (this applies not only to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but business and practically anything else). Thomas Edison said it best: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work
.”The next time you proclaim to have “failed”, take a step back and look at the entire situation. What can you learn from it? How can you turn this into a positive experience? Do you need to simplify the process? What can you do differently that will lead to a positive outcome? Failing isn’t bad. Failing means at least you’re trying! You’re doing something. You’re taking action.
Failing allows us to grow stronger and be more resilient. Failing ultimately allows us to become more awesome and stronger versions of ourselves and eventually your failures will turn into success, which means every failure you are actually succeeding. Think about that sentence for a while. Failures = Success it may not seem possible, but no one ever did the right thing the first time it takes practice, consistency, and trying new things. It is a learning opportunity to do it better the next time.
Until next time . . .
Be the Most Awesome and Strongest Version of YOU!
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