Keep going. Keep trying. You WILL succeed.


“What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford 

For a long time, I thought that all setbacks were failures. For example, I struggled for years to give up soda. And every single time I fell off the wagon.

Until one time, I didn’t.

But I never would have gotten there if I didn’t keep trying. If I didn’t wake up one day and say, “OK, we’re going to try this again … “

Don’t let ONE (or two, or three, or four, etc.) little setback keep you from seeing the original goal. If it’s something you really want, you WILL get there.

Here are just a few of the goals I have “failed” at:

  • 10k training – I gave up one week before it was finished – because of weather.
  • 1/2 marathon training – I’ve restarted that 3 times so far this year.
  • giving up soda – finally got it on the 4th try.
  • cutting back on internet time – um, yeah. No comment. (Thanks  Pinterest)
  • having a consistent workout time – another one I’m still working on

My point is – Too often we “talk” ourselves into quitting. You’re trying to eat healthy but you have one bad day, so what’s the point? Or you try to be consistent with a training program, but you get sick for a week – might as well just forget it. You’ll never get back to where you were.

Sounds familiar right? We all do it. But it’s those who look at those situations and say “well, that sucked. Time to move on and get back to it” who reach their goal. Even if it’s a month, or two, or three, later.

So, don’t give up. Whatever it is that set you back is over. Just try again. And again. And again.

What’s your goal for this week?

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