Failure – Learn to Love the Process
Failure is part of getting better. FAILURE IS OKAY.
Just remember to get back up and continue going.
Many of you have set your goals, and some of you may have a hard time hitting them.
For me, my educational goals are going slower than I’d like AND THAT’S OKAY. (*For some this may mean I’ve failed).
Why (Is it slower)?
I’ve decided to focus more on my physical goals. For my height, I started feeling too heavy. For someone 5’2 – 5’3 weighing 176+lbs regardless of how much muscle I may have, just didn’t feel good for me.
I was having a hard time running, stair climbing, and just getting up and down didn’t feel good. Part of it has been due to the injuries I’ve had on my left clavicle and right elbow.
I decided to rehab them further than I ever have and get back some of my older capabilities (that I haven’t done in years).
There’s a few things you want to understand to reaching your long-term goals:
Set goals that are based on behaviors that you feel you could EASILY achieve today. (This sets you up for confidence and helps build momentum towards your long-term goals).
Allow yourself some flexibility in behaviors. If you have a cheat day, miss a workout or two THAT’S OKAY. Allow yourself to be okay with that, move forward, and get back on your goals as soon as possible.
(Allowing yourself the flexibility allows you to avoid feeling complete failure and removes expectations on yourself that you need to be perfect. Most long-term goals are hit because we’re able to keep your mind focused more often (not all the time)).
Expect yourself to fail. Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither are habits. The goal is making sure you are doing your behaviors MORE OFTEN than you are used to. Going from 0 to 60 when it comes to dieting or working out is recipe for a burn out. Going from 0 to 5 on the other hand, allows you to escalate much easier in a way that helps you maintain balance with your family and work life.