Let us talk about failures and lessons.
What’s the difference between failures and lessons?
To me, they are very similar and both rooted, ultimately, in failure. The key difference is turning a failure into a lesson.
You see, you can either let failures stop you in your tracks OR you can take note of what didn’t work, why it didn’t work, and change your approach or plan.
It’s really that simple, so, let us talk about failures and lessons.
As a fitness professional, it is my duty to take both my own failures and the past failures of clients and mold them into powerful lessons that ultimately move us all forward.
Trust me, I have had lots of failures personally and business wise to learn from.
I can talk about it taking me two years and two failed leases to finally opening up the fitness studio I have now.
I can talk about it taking me seven years of persistent checking in to finally get a teaching position I had desired for a long time.
For my clients over the years, I can talk about clients who let work interfere with their health. Once they reached a boiling point, they made the proper changes and have never looked back.
However, I can also talk about those clients who still let work dictate their lives. As a result, they are not making any progress with their health and fitness.
Think about this for a bit. When is the last time a challenge or failure stopped you from moving forward in your life? Was it in fitness, career, relationships, or otherwise? When is the last time you used that failure as feedback for a plan to move forward in a more powerful way?
Which produced a better result?
I think we both know the answer. 🙂 Let me know your thoughts on this!