So let’s talk about failure for a second. I spend a whole chapter on this in my book which will launch soon, you can sign up to get the first chapter FREE  below. When we consider failure in life we often think about catestrophic failure, but our lives are more regularly confronted with smaller failures.

Failure comes to us all, in small and large doses, I have had some very significant failures in my life, and today I want to talk about one of the smaller ones.

My experience with failure

You may know from my blogs and Instagram posts that my mission from the end of January is to lose 10 kilos in 10 weeks.  That’s a tough call and it requires serious focus. Not only that but I also travel extensively for my job and I simply cannot refrain from traveling anywhere in the first quarter to control my diet.

I needed a break from the dreary European weather in January so my wife and I are currently in Dubai, my simple goal whilst here is to return the same weight I left. Again no mean feat whilst trying to relax.

The real bad news is that there are scales in the room, that means I can track my weight, but I didn’t realise they were there until day 3 or 4.

So I weighed myself and realised I have put on 2 kilos, or 4.4 pounds this week.  In English that’s getting on for half a stone… so I have failed, I have a special dinner tonight and I am not going to shed 2 kilos before returning home. I am no stranger to failure in life, both big and small, but knowing what to do when you realise its happening is critically important.

At this juncture, I have a couple of options…I could wallow in self-pity and think it’s not worth it, give up and start drinking beer to drown my sorrows.
Sounds like a reasonable reaction right?  If I can’t control myself for a week then what chance do I have over  10 weeks?

Resillience and mental toughness matters!

That’s not what I am going to do… no way… I have a commitment to a larger goal and the smaller failures do not deter me.  I have a strong reason for losing those 10 kilos, which have suddenly become 12!  Yep, that’s right, my target is now 12 kilos but I am not going to make this impossible to achieve, I will extend the 10 weeks to 12 weeks and stay on it for longer.

Failure isn’t permanent, it teaches you something and you simply reset and go again. Never give up, and never look at people who achieve great things and believe they haven’t struggled or failed along the way. It’s part of the journey, don’t be distracted by it, reset and go again.

To your continued success!

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