Just because you’ve failed before, doesn’t mean you’re not meant to succeed.
We tend to learn about ourselves from our past.
We build our identity and beliefs about who we are based on who we’ve been, what we’ve done, and what we’ve been able to accomplish.
So when we try and fail at something—even just once—we often create a belief that this is just something we‘re not capable of doing.
That we’re not the “type of person” who can accomplish something like that.
We assume that if we’ve failed at it before, we will always continue to fail at it.
So we stop trying.
Because it seems insane, right, to have failed at something once, twice, maybe multiple times and continue to try it again??
But I’ll tell you a little secret 🤫—it’s not insane.
It’s you deciding that you don’t have to conform to the identity you’ve built for yourself.
It’s you believing that you‘re capable of being someone/doing something you’ve never been/done before.
This is how I got to where I am today with fitness.
Let me tell you—
It took MANY tries before health & fitness became part of my lifestyle. That is NOT something I was born with.
I failed SO MANY times at staying consistent.
I had SO MANY moments of doing well for a bit and then falling back into my old ways.
I had SO MANY thoughts of “I’m just not meant to be fit” and “that will just never be me.”
I tried over and over and kept messing up, giving up, and then starting all over again.
And one of those times—it stuck.
I finally succeeded at creating a brand new identity for myself.
And there’s no going back for me now. I think about the person I used to be who was struggling every day and losing more and more hope by the second.
That person just seems so far away now. But I’ll always have love for her because she got me to where I am now.
So I want you to take all of those thoughts about your past and what you’ve made it mean about you, and just THROW THEM AWAY! They don’t define you or what you’re capable of.
I don’t care how many times you’ve failed at getting where you want to be. Try again.
If this post resonated with you, let me know why in the comments 💛