29 March 2017

Improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures

I’m spending a few hours reading today, and I wanted to take a quick break to share an awesome little gem from a book, and it got me thinking:



“Improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, and the magnitude of success is based on how many times you’ve failed at something. If someone is better than you are at something, it’s likely they have failed at it more than you have. If someone is worse than you, it’s likely because they haven’t been through all of the painful learning experience you have.”



No one enjoys failing. It hurts. But the reality is failure is part of learning and growing. Let use losing weight and working out as an example (since that’s my thannnggg)


I can’t even begin to count the number of times I have failed – both in minor ways and in epic proportions


– throughout my fitness journey. At the time, these failures were incredibly discouraging and stressful. But now that I can look back on it, I see that they were all learning experiences….


– Every high weigh-in showed me what was and wasn’t working…


– Every binge was helping me learn how to avoid them in the future…


– Every failed rep taught me more about properly working out…


All the screw-ups are what built the foundation for success. Without them, I would have never kept searching for the RIGHT way to do things.


My advice to you?


Don’t try to fight failure it’s gonna suck no matter what, and it always will suck… BUT, understand that failure is simply a learning opportunity. Every positive and negative outcome you get is moving you forward by either showing you what DOES or DOESN’T work.


The more you fail, the more you’ll learn, and the better you’ll become.


Coach D


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