A quick post for today, all about how to overcome failure and why it can actually be your key to success with your body, mind and life.
I’ve failed so many times, I dare not to count.
I failed the first time I tried to handstand.
I’ve failed in business.
I’ve failed in relationships.
Think of all the times you have failed in life …
But does failing actually make us failures?
Think for a moment of all the great achievers through history in physical performance, business, humanitarianism, really every imaginable area.
- Mahatma Gandhi,
- Richard Branson,
- Nelson Mandela,
- Muhammad Ali,
- Bruce Lee … the list just keeps going.
They all shared by one common trait in the rise to living in their greatness.
They we’re prepared to fail to get there.
And they did … Many small failures as they paved their way.
They just failed in a way that didn’t kill them and allowed them to get back up, dust themselves off and keep stepping.
Knock the hurdle over
So today, from one person who’s failed to another, I give you permission to keep failing, and to become increasingly ok with it.
If there’s a hurdle in front of you about something:
- Perhaps it’s being able to move better,
- Losing that weight you’re carrying,
- Telling that special someone you love them.
You don’t need to perfectly jump over the hurdle, and it’s ok if you knock it over. You’ll do it better next time.
Fail, learn and grow
It is through failure that we learn, and grow.
So if we’re able to learn something each time we fail, is this really failing?
If you can discover something new about yourself and gain some wisdom, I see this as success!
The underlying truth about success
All you need to do to succeed in your journey towards mind+body freedom is keep continually taking steps. It’s better to step and fail, than to not step at all (that’s the big no, no).
Practice being ok with failure. Learn each time and keep stepping.
It works a lot better than giving up on yourself … You’re better than that, aren’t you?
Not succeeding in your journey to move with more freedom?
I failed a lot in my journey … this is where my success came from.
Now I’m happy to share some of my failures and successes in our 5 Day Physical Freedom Challenge.
On day 1, we’ll discuss the topic of sustainably releasing chronic tension, and I’ll guide you through a practice to get the release process started.
On day 2, you’ll learn why the common stretch and hold technique to get more flexible often fails, and a powerful practice start opening up tight hips and mobilising your lower body.
I look forward to sharing this and so much more with you inside.