Why It’s Okay To Fail
I fail everyday.
Every single day.
Not a day goes by where I don’t question myself. Am I strong enough? Am I good enough to help my clients? Am I in good enough shape? Am I smart enough?
And that’s okay. Maybe it’s better if I don’t tell you this. It may be better if you always see me as this confident, strong coach that always seems to know what he’s doing. But that wouldn’t be accurate
My first venture into health and fitness was a failure.
The first time I tried to get a six pack? I failed. The first time I tried to get “bigger”? I failed.
It took me years to truly understand what it takes to get in shape. And more importantly, how to maintain said shape.
Everyday I learn something new that either works or doesn’t work. And everyday I attempt to figure out how I can use that information to help you. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t.
It’s taken me years to get to a point where I feel I can truly help my clients to the best of my ability. And I’ve failed far more than I’ve succeeded.
It’s like Michael Jordan said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Sometimes failing REALLY sucks. It can be painful. But it’s an important part of growing. And the cool thing is, the most successful people, failed over and over again. But they kept going.
What does this mean for you?
The days where you feel like giving up, don’t. The days where you feel like a failure, learn from them and know they can help you be successful.
Because, honestly, you will fail with your health and fitness goals from time to time.
- You’ll cheat on your diet
- You’ll skip a workout
- You’ll go out and get plastered with your friends
It’s how you react to these circumstances that matter. And know this, I am here to help you and guide you through the process. We are in this together. Come what may.
I want you to know I’ve got your back and will do everything I can to help you.
I believe in you. But what matters is that you believe in yourself.
Like my old man once said to me: “Believe you’re the best. Because if you don’t, why should anyone else?”
Here’s to your success.
– Coach Jack