by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Motivation
During your quest for sculpting a lean and desirable physique you have experienced many failures… I know you have! It’s what happens after your failures that determines whether you will move on to succeed in achieving your fat loss goal or simply throw in the towel and give up.
It all starts with your perception of your failure. Let’s first use this brilliant commercial of Michael Jordon to paint you a portrait of failure and success…
Imagine what the NBA would be like today if Michael Jordan gave up after being cut from his High School basketball team? How many kids looked up to Michael Jordan and were inspired to become NBA stars because of his influence on the game? How many people did he inspire to take their game to the next level because their eyes were now open to new possibilities? If Michael gave up the dreams of young kids would have never been planted in their minds.
Now let’s turn to someone who I’ve learned a great deal from over the years, Denis Waitley, and see what he thinks of failures…
Denis said, “The ability to take mole hills and continue to make them mole hills instead of mountains.” Does that cause you to pause and reflect on how you took one evening of binge eating and turned it into something that you’ll never be able to get over?
Denis mentioned something really important, “Look at failure as an event… Failure is not a person.” I have failed many times, but I’m not a failure. So you slipped up on your diet and you happened to skip a workout or two, or three… that doesn’t make YOU a failure.
I love how Denis used the analogy of, “Turn a stumbling block as a stepping stone.” That’s exactly how successful people view failures!!!
Your failures are an opportunity to learn and grow. Your failures provide you with priceless feedback that will lead you toward achieving your goals.
I’ve never heard a better analogy for failure than when Denis said, “Failure is fertilizer for success.” I love that!
Viewing failure as a “Temporary inconvenience… a detour”, as Denis mentions, sure puts your failure into perspective. It’s one small event in the big picture of our success.
I’ll leave you with one more short and inspiring video about several people who embraced their failures and went on to achieve greatness and shape the world as we know it…
Please do not allow your failures to stop you from achieving the success that you deserve. The impact of your perseverance is much greater than you could ever imagine.
To achieving your limitless potential,
PS If you catch yourself saying, “I’ve failed before why should this time be any different?” Now you know why it’s going to be different. Because your failures are what are going to make you become a HUGE SUCCESS!