"Failure is an experience that lends wisdom, and ultimately makes you stronger” - Elliot Hulse
For 17 years I went through the schooling system and for 17 years, I was taught failure was bad. There was either pass or fail in everything we did. Pass a test, everyone is happy. Fail a test, it's the end of the world.
My sister was a victim of this pass/fail system. Growing up we were all told to get good grades and go to University. You do this, you have your life all setup for you.
So after "failing" the HSC (High School Certificate), she told our parents she will do it again and promised them better grades and that she’ll go to University and get a ‘good’ job.
She did it again in TAFE and ‘failed' again and that made my dad so angry because she broke her promise. He didn't speak to her for years after that. Today she is a proud mother of 4 bright children where one of them is a school captain; and is a successful Manager of a Child Care Centre and is looking to own one herself.
Don't allow the schooling system or what other people say mould you into thinking failure is bad. Don't be afraid to fail. Because for every time you do, it gets easier the next time. Just as long as you embrace your failures and learn from them. You fail… just get back up, learn from your previous experience and try again.
Look at babies. When they try to walk and they fall, what do they do? They get straight back up and try again… and again…and again. And they do it without any hesitation.
Every time they try they get better at it.
Any journey is hard and riddled with failure. That’s why most people don’t want to take the journey. This particularly applies to health and fitness goals. You will fail and I want you to embrace it. This is why my DIYPT programs are different to other online programs that are out there, because I don’t give you everything in the first week and hope for the best. Each week I give you something to work on and if you fail to achieve it, we get notified so we give you tools to help you tackle the issue in a different way.
87% of people don’t achieve their fitness goal and give up. I want to help you so you are one of the 13% who DO achieve their goal!
The only time you shouldn’t embrace your failures is when you choose to sweep them under the carpet. Doing this will turn your failures into a fear.
Hitting the snooze button and saying I’ll start tomorrow, is an example. The more you delay exercising the more you will fear it and the further you will be from your fitness goal.
Persevere through the hard times because of your vision, your dream, your passion. Leave no stone unturned.
Keep your eyes on the prize.
“Life is like a boxing match. Defeat is declared not when you fall, but when you refuse to stand again” - Muhammad Ali.