Earlier this week I cycled through a bit of failure. It was about 2 things - lack of weight loss and lack of work. A reality check on the weight loss project revealed I had been basically marking time. So all my efforts and hard work had been useless. I had been fooling myself. And as a bonus, my current employment state (or lack of it) hopped on the failure-band-wagon as well, just for good measure. I mean, the circumstances are bad enough, but it's the internal crappy feeling that sucks so much.
What now? Do I want to stay here in this place of failure, or not?
It is a fact that to this point I have not achieved the outcomes I wanted, but this does not determine my future. What will determine my future is if I stop here and quit now. Then I definitely will fail. So if I don’t get back up and keep trying then I will definitely fail. If I do keep trying I still risk failure, but I also open the door to possible winning.
So I will keep trying. I will keep going. What else is there? If I don’t want failure, this is the only other option. As long as I keep getting up, I will not be a failure. So it’s onwards and upwards (and hopefully downwards on the scales) from here.
End of week report
I finished the week with 1.1kg loss (I wonder if that's dehydration), and an opportunity to quote for some work which could be ongoing.
Do you have a strategy for coping with failure? Any comments or thoughts? Click on the comment thingy below and tell me.