Failing Doesn’t Mean Failure

It’s that time beauties; time for those new year’s resolutions. What will you resolve to do this year? Lose 10 lbs, drink more water, exercise more, eat better, be more organized, we all make these goals to do better will all intentions of crushing them. What happens though when you don’t? What if you don’t lose 10 lbs by March 1? What if you didn’t go to the gym once this month? What if your “crush it plan” fades and you find yourself exactly in the same place you started?

In my opinion, failure is NOT an option; however, failing at something does not mean you ARE a failure.

My husband just gave me a great example. Did you know that most professional baseball players, even hall of famers, fail 2 out of every 3 times at bat? All you need is that one hit, that one connection, to achieve success. I am a huge believer in trial and error; that is how you figure everything out! If you struck out, maybe that was a bad stance; maybe, the bat was too short; there is a reason that things didn’t go your way… so how about trying a new way?

Essentially, there isn’t one single recipe for success.

It looks different for everyone. Let’s say your New Year resolution is to get to the gym 3 days a week. The first week you set this plan into action you made it once. Ok, you failed, for this week, but why? This, beauties, this question is the key. Were you going after work and just too tired? Was traffic so bad by the time you got to the gym it was time to leave? In order to get a different result, try a different approach. Go to the gym in the morning. Download “at home” workouts you can do in your living room or front yard. There is a solution for every problem, you just have to find it.

Continuously, If you do not succeed once, you are not a failure.

If you didn’t stick to your diet today, don’t just throw your hands up in the air and go to town on everything you know you shouldn’t be eating. Accept it; move past it; and TRY AGAIN! The first day at your job, were you the go-to person for all answers to every question, skipping through the hallways because you knew exactly what to do? Probably not. So why would you think day 1 of trying to do something you haven’t done before would be perfect? Spoiler alert, it won’t, but that is OK.

Furthermore, breakdown those large goals into smaller accomplishments, and devise a plan of how you will do it.

I want to be president; does it just miraculously happen? Absolutely not. A lot of things have to happen before you can even get an opportunity to get to that ultimate goal. Breakdown that big finish and draw a road map showing how you will get there and all the stops along the way.

Ultimately, I know all of you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, but be patient and allow yourself forgiveness. Do your best ALWAYS, and if it doesn’t work, revise and TRY AGAIN.

Let’s crush this year yawl! Till next time beauties…