The other day, while working out with Mark, I noticed I was hesitant of pushing my entire body to failure. When I was younger I didn’t have this fear!! This new fear of failure caused me to consider the correlation between failure and success and how it relates to all aspects of life, not just my body.
Nobody wakes up in the morning and decides they want to fail. At the same time, there’s no better education for anyone than failure. As our muscles adapt and respond to the weight that causes muscular failure, so do we learn and gain wisdom from whatever it is that causes us to fail.
Look beneath the surface of many great successes, and you’re likely to find a trail of failures that preceded them. Take Thomas Edison’s story of the incandescent light bulb. He failed 10,000 times before he got it right.
No matter whom you are or how lofty your goals recognize that when failure finds you… and it will; all you need to do is be like your muscle and adapt. Use your mental muscle to dig deep and bounce back.