Joyce Meyer said “If you aren’t willing to get hurt, you can’t love”. Another words, love requires risks – and that same principle applies to fitness, because it too requires the risk of failure. If you aren’t willing to experience failures from time to time, then you will never experience success in anything you attempt to do and do well.
Although Fred Astaire could have totally given up (see above quote), he didn’t let that judge stop him. Wikipedia describes him as “a successful American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films.” As Kelly Olexa says, “Booyah!” Take that Mr. Judgey boy! He sure showed you!
Failure Doesn’t Have to Be the End, It Could be the Beginning
Failure isn’t the end, it’s part of the journey. Quitting is the end – and it’s simply not an option when it comes to working out and dieting. Failing is just part of life, if you plan to do bigger and better things. Failing, at times, is inevitable.
Think about it. How many times must one strike out before they learn to hit a ball? Failing is part of practicing and fitness takes practice. Diet takes practice. Weight training takes practice. Running takes practice. And, learning how to manage calories going in and out takes practice.
Here are some of my favorite “failures” on the way to success featured on the Business Insider:
JERRY SEINFIELD: The first time Jerry Seinfeld went onstage, he was booed away by the jeering crowd.
WALT DISNEY was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein didn’t speak until age four and didn’t read until age seven. His teachers labeled him “slow” and “mentally handicapped.”
R.H. MACY had a history failing businesses, including a dud Macy’s in NYC.
COLONEL SANDERS, Harland David Sanders, the famous KFC “Colonel,” couldn’t sell his chicken. More than 1,000 restaurants rejected him.
DR. SEUSS‘ first book was rejected by 27 different publishers.
HARRISON FORD: After his first film, Harrison Ford underwhelmed the producer and was told he would probably never succeed.
OPRAH WINFREY was fired from her television reporting job because they told her she wasn’t fit to be on screen.
Don’t quit, don’t stop …success maybe right around the corner! #getafterit