You Might Fail Before You Can Succeed

By Marc


Words like 'failure' make our hearts sink, whether it's a workout we missed, a personal target of weight loss we haven't managed to hit.

Failure is something which most of us are afraid of, and therefore we seek to do everything possible to avoid it.

Failure to some people might mean not winning a weight loss bet or not quite achieving something they've been working towards, but it's important not to become discouraged by the fact you haven't met targets or come out on top.

The most successful people in the world have had to go through situations that many others would regard as failures.

J. K. Rowling, world-famous author of Harry Potter, was rejected by 12 publishers before she finally got the break she needed from her novels.

Thomas Edison was told he was 'too stupid' by his teachers while he was at school, and he has become a household name now.

Failure can make you try harder

Depending on how badly you want something, failing can make you try even harder to reach your goal.

Whether you're training to run a 5K and want to surpass your personal best, or you're trying hard to workout at least three days a week, falling short can make us try harder next time.

While it can be discouraging at first, it's important to remember that you cannot change what you've already done, but you can look forward and change it in the future.

Failure isn't the end of everything

With a few rare exceptions, there is always the chance to try again at whatever you've failed to achieve.

Your health and fitness goals will be there next week, next month and next year, you can usually be ready the following day or week to try again and this time with more effort.

Failing several times can help you to realize that there will always be a second chance, and when you do finally succeed and achieve what you've been aiming for, you'll feel a greater sense of satisfaction.

Failure can give you more confidence

If you're afraid of failing, this will prevent you from trying new things and seeing what you can achieve. This fear is the main reason that many people are scared of doing certain things, such as trying a new exercise routine or eating heathier starting this week.

Dealing with failure can give you a massive confidence boost and encourage you to try new things. After all, everybody has to start somewhere!

Marc Ouellette is a Certified In-Home Personal Trainer, Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Owner of Personal Training Alliance.

I help busy men and women with weight loss, fat loss, adding lean muscle to speed up your metabolism and getting you to become more energetic and confident.

I’m offering you a Free In-Home Fitness and Nutrition Consultation to see if we can work together so I can help you reach all your health and fitness goals.

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To your health, Marc


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