'You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.' - Mary Pickford 1893-1979
Read that quote again. Because it's so true, failure is not falling down, it's staying down. You might have tried to accomplish a certain goal once before such as losing weight and not succeeded, you are not alone. Almost everyone who has tried to lose weight has at one point failed. It's only a failure if you give up! I think the three most powerful words are 'Never Give Up!' Say them aloud right now and plant them in your heart. They are your key to success.
Let me explain. In March of this year, I got a call from my sister Eva. She could hardly contain her excitement. My 11 month old niece Audrey started walking! Most parents understand what a pivotal moment it is. Last time I saw my niece, she was desperately trying to walk. She would stand, hold on to things, try to walk and often take a big stumble. Sometimes she wouldcry but she would try again after a few minutes. Babies must walk and they don't give up and she never did.
I think we have a lot to learn from our babies because as adults, we forget that never give up attitude that we were born with. Let's face the facts when it comes to health and fitness the two hardest aspects of working on your self are getting started and sticking with it. Making any type of commitment requires resources, your time, your focus, your hard earned money, but the rewards you reap for staying committed to your health are without boundaries and touch every aspect of your life. Make tenacity your favorite word. Tenacity can be defined as commitment to the goal regardless of what has to be endured along the way. If you are crawling, start walking, heck, some babies find it easier to just run. If you have not succeeded in the past, understand that falling down is part of the process; it does not mean you have failed. Just keep trying, eventually you will walk. Just Don't Give Up!
Move Your Body, Move Your Life
Published On: December 02, 2007