3-28-11 The fear of Failure

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We brought home some of this hardware from the past weekend. (Photo by: Kim Averett)

Fear of failure, many times, will stagnate your results both at the gym and in your life.  There are quite a few people sitting at home right now, who are not working out because they have a fear of failing.  There are quite a few people at the gym, who don’t challenge themselves by taking the time to work on pull-ups or driving their toes to the bar, they use a lighter medicine ball or kettlebell when they’ve used a heavier one in the past, or don’t put extra weight on the bar for the same reason….. fear of failure!  I’m here to tell you it is ok to fail.  If you push yourself hard, you may even surprise yourself and succeed.  In fact, I try to fail regularly.  When I do a workout, I try to push myself as hard as I can.  I try to put as much weight on the bar as I think I can handle.  Many times I fail and may have to pull weight off, or grab a lighter kettle bell, but at least I tried!  Many times, I can’t lift the weight.  Many times, I get beat on WOD’s.  It’s OK!  I also succeed sometimes… Push yourself as hard as you can, make yourself better, and there are bound to be failures in there.  Build upon your failures and you will be stronger, and better for it! What are you afraid of if you do in fact fail?

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”Gilda Radner

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Author: Paul @ IoTA Fitness

I like exersise.