Speaking of failure...im sorry i have slacked off on my blog. Holidays, sickness, kids home...family time, it just has been a very busy time and well...i just failed at keep this up. So, oops.
Its a new year.
Its a new day.
And...a new blog :-)
So, today I wanted to share some thoughts on failure.
I want to tell you something today that i think is so helpful on this health and fitness journey.
It of course has something to do with our mindset and how you *think* about failure.
Most people get stuck in thinking mistakes and failures are only negative experiences. And if you are a perfectionist, this can send you on a downward spiral fast! So, for some, we do everything we can to make sure we don't make mistake. And sometimes, that even means just not doing anything at all in fear of failing. We do everything in their power to avoid making mistakes and sometimes even punish ourselves when we do.
☝️That’s without a doubt the worst way to see "failure".
Everybody has (and will) fail...
I’ve failed & will fail again.
You’ve failed & will fail again.
Nobody WANTS to fail, but it WILL happen, and when it does, realize it's not all bad.
In fact, failure is the best way to figure out what doesn’t work for you so that you can avoid making the same mistake twice. What’s more, failure is a necessary step to getting better. If you’re not having occasional setbacks, then you might want to reevaluate your situation. Sure, it could be you’re doing all the right things, but it’s equally likely that you’re seeking short-term comfort to avoid something that you know you need, but scares you...
You see, sometimes the fear of failure is disguised as the fear of success. In other words, you don't know what it'll take to be the leaner or healthier version of YOU. You don't know how much effort it'll take to make healthy food choices consistently or how much discipline you'll need to get your workout in each week. It's all up in the air right now. It's in the "unknown," and you don't want to let anyone (including yourself) down...
But when you realize failure is a necessary part of this process, everything changes. Instead of fearing failure and change, you welcome it, because you know those small setbacks will teach you, help you grow, and ultimately lead to long-term success.
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.