Do you struggle with failure?
I fucking do. Actually, it’s the fear of failure. Sometimes it terrifies me. It’s also stopped me from doing things…probably even held me back from being me.
I don’t do things because the fear of not being perfect at it straight away consumes me. How ridiculous! I only attempt things I’m fairly certain I’ll succeed at in one try. Think about that. All the things I’ve not done because I MIGHT fail.
I’m faced with that failure today and I’ve had my cry but it’s not going to hold me back this time. It’s my weigh day today and I gained 3lbs this week.
Does that suck? Yes.
Does it make me feel a bit shitty? Yep!
Does it mean I’ve failed? Just this week but not overall.
Does it mean I’M a failure? No, of course not.
Is it an excuse to give up like I’d normally do and go back to what I know and is “safe” in some weird way? Fuck, no!
I’ll dry my cheeks, cuddle my kittycats and jump back on the wagon because failing is only ok IF you keep trying to succeed.
I’m redefining failure to me.