Failure. A word we all put a negative connotation on. But have you REALLY looked into Failure and what it really is?
We all think that failure is the opposite of success. But you see, one of the things that most successful people prepare for is the failures they will face on a daily, weekly and even monthly basis. The successful people in whatever arena they are successful in are used to failing. In fact, so many of us are, but the challenge lies not in accepting the failure, but in being able to fall down, and get back up.
Failure challenges us in every way. It challenges in in physical, emotional and even a spiritual sense. Our most common failures are the mindset we have when we approach things. You see, great achievements and even little success are outweighed by the failures we perceive. We often achieve greatness without even realizing it... Why. because we focus only on the failure of the "Goal: we set forth and not on the process or the journey of accomplishing the goal.
It is important when looking at your goals to realize there is a journey to get there. It may take longer than you want, but does that mean that failure along the way is bad? Absolutely not. It means we have lessons we need to get along the way, or in our case with CrossFit, maybe it is movement patterns we need to perfect, or skills we need to master , or endurance workouts to enhance our metabolism. Whatever it is, whatever journey you are on, remember it is AWESOME to fail along the way, for without failure, life would tend to get a little bland. Our ability to overcome challenges and failures are what make us who we are in this moment.
It is here and now and how you look at failure when it happens that matters most. You see, if you fell off the horse and never got back on, THAT is the opposite of success. We all have had our moments of weakness, our moments of challenge. It is what you do with it that changes something within you. Once you decide it is no longer acceptable to fail, you will achieve greatness. It's all about how bad you want something.
I once heard a quote..... "If you want something bad enough, you'll find a way to do it, otherwise you'll just make excuses". How true is this? You have to want success more than the air you breathe sometime sin order to ensure you get back on the saddle. You have to allow the fear of failure to escape you and never let it get to you. Stop making excuses, stop being afraid of failure, stop being afraid of CrossFit. Get in here, get your workout on and get the results you want and deserve! Because FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!