Monday, November 20, 2006

Is failure worth it?

A lot of people I work with are afraid of failure. Some are so afraid, they don't even try.

If you think failing is bad, you will not change your life. If you think failing is part of winning, you're on the right track. If you're prepared to keep trying regardless of whether you fail or succeed, you have guaranteed yourself success.

Of all the people I've worked with, those who fail are always trying to avoid failure. They miss workouts, tell me they're too tired or give other excuses so their workouts are not effective, avoid exercises that make them feel weak or out of shape, and pass the blame around liberally.

Those who succeed are willing to appear weak or uncoordinated, willing to believe in themselves and trust me, try really hard and don't give up easily, and rarely worry about the money.