Mid-Week Motivation 10/04/2023

Giving up = failure

“You haven’t failed until you stop trying”. – Jon Gordon

What does that mean?

Failure is scary, and sometimes we give up because we fear failing. Sometimes, we never even start something because we are afraid that it will fail. 

People who really want to see results; however, won’t give up so easily. 

They have learned that you haven’t truly failed until you have given up. 

Once you give up and stop trying, the only option is to accept that you have failed, but if you keep trying and do not give up, you can’t experience failure. 

Just because you feel like you failed once, doesn’t mean you have failed completely.

We have to use what we learn from each time things don’t work out quite the way we wanted, and then try again, better informed than the last time.

You haven’t truly failed until you have given up completely; don’t give up until you achieve what you set out to achieve. 

Maybe you’ve tried rehab before and it didn’t work out the first time. So what? Try it again. 

Maybe you’ve tried exercising more, but found yourself missing the gym more than you wanted to. So what? Try it again. 

Maybe you’ve tried eating healthier, but you found yourself snacking again every day. So what? Try it again. 

You control whether or not you fail; don’t let failure tell you what you can and can’t do. 

Defeat failure with actions. Defeat failure with goals. Defeat failure with grit. Defeat failure with discipline.

Keep trying. Period.  

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