Fitness Tip of the Day: Don't Fear Failure

Learn from your losses and never be afraid to fail

We have all failed at things throughout our lives. The point is how we respond; do we get back up and learn from it or stay down and quit trying? 

Many people who have had a history of battling their weight have failed time and time again and eventually don’t even try anymore, why? Because of fear of failure; they think since it has never worked before, why try now?

You have to keep trying and trying until you find a program, a solution or a coach that works for you. Keep trying and learning and understanding what works for you, set up fail-safes throughout your program (like family members to help support you), remember that sustainable weight loss is a journey, and that you are worth the effort! 

Don’t ever be afraid to fail; you learn more about yourself when you fail and get back up, than you do when you easily succeed!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.

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