Not everything is going to go to plan. You may not win everything you set out to do. You may fail.
I once heard “failure is a sign you’re trying…”
I also adopted this philosophy into my personal life recently:
“When you try, you will fail. It’s only an issue when you fail to try.”
So let this message resonate with you however it may. Maybe you’re an athlete, hellbent on winning first every time. Maybe you have kids and you share this mantra with them, consciously or subconsciously. Maybe they feel the need to always come out on top, with grades, sports etc… Whatever it is, just remember that it’s health to be okay. When you learn how to lose, you’ll really start to win.
Ever heard this: “once you learn to fall you’ve got it.”
I didn’t really start to trust myself on speed skates until I fell heading into my final corner of the mid season competitions in 2015. I was set to PR by at least a couple seconds. Instead, I lost focus and slammed into the padded boards, laid motionless until my body and mind processed what had just happened.
That was the only time I fell. Period.
Are you okay with just being okay every now and again?
Food for thought.
Peace. I’m off to Ontario now.