Do we have success stories on our website? Sure. (Check out Lucky13 Success Stories) But when we interview our clients about their fitness journey, we don’t just talk about the successes. Because in every fitness success story, there were a thousand missteps, mistakes and -- dare I say -- failures along the way.
It’s true for me, too.
Some of my greatest successes wouldn’t have been possible without failing first.
So what’s the secret to succeeding in your fitness journey and achieving the body and health of your dreams?
Failure. You have to fail first. You have to make mistakes and learn from them.
You see, it’s easy to keep pushing forward with your workouts and nutrition plan when everything is going great. But in my experience, the people who are the most successful in the long run are the ones who aren’t deterred by their mistakes. In fact, failure has been my life’s greatest teacher, and I am filled with gratitude for each failure I’ve experienced….because I’ve evolved and learned from every one.
When successful people fall off track, they learn from it and get right back on. When they overindulge in ways that don’t make their body feel great, they don’t beat themselves up or let it spiral into a weekend binge-fest. When they miss a workout -- or get stuck late at work and can’t make it to the gym -- they come home and do a few squats, lunges and push-ups before dinner. Some exercise is better than none.
There’s an expression, “fail forward.” Take action consistently, trust yourself and the process, and understand that every mistake is preparing you for greater success down the road. This approach will bring you happiness and health in the long run.
- Coach Michelle