“Failure is not an option” is a well-known statement. When a hero declares that the characters must win at all costs in a spy or military action film, that’s usually how it goes down. However, failing is an option in life, especially when it comes to fitness. That is, you do have the option to either give up or continue on your journey to health and fitness from where you are now.
A person’s failure comes when he or she gives up attempting to succeed in any area of life, whether it be fitness, business, sports, or anything else. It is impossible to achieve any goal if you give up on it. You can still succeed even though the odds are stacked against you, as long as you keep pushing ahead toward your goal.
It’s impossible to be happy if you don’t have a glimmer of optimism. The anticipation of a brighter future enhances the enjoyment of today. Make sure you don’t become discouraged if you don’t meet your fitness goals the first time you try. Every day you wake up with that objective in your heart and mind and you continue to put one foot in front of the other toward it, you haven’t failed yet. Only those who give up and walk away can be considered a failure. Anyone who decides to give up in the face of failure has already decided to accept it.
Because hope is so fundamental to the human spirit, it’s prudent to set both short-term and long-term objectives. It’s lot simpler to reach those modest stages than it is to reach the ones that are far away when we see success at any level, and it motivates and keeps us continuing toward our more long-term challenging goals in the future.
Prophecy 13:12 in the King James Version
When the desire comes, it is a tree of life. Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
While staying fit often necessitates a great deal of willpower and dedication, this does not have to be the case all the time. Having a warrior’s mentality toward fitness isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but try to keep it entertaining along the way to avoid burnout.
To keep things interesting, try out new workout routines even if they don’t precisely align with your fitness goals. It’s much easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you have a wide range of activities to choose from. There are a plethora of ways to stay healthy and have fun at the same time. Whether it’s a brisk walk, a brisk bike ride, a swim in the pool, a game of Frisbee, or a game of chase with the kids in the back yard, there are countless ways to stay active.
Don’t stop doing whatever you’re doing. Eating healthfully serves the same purpose. It’s not a huge problem if you have an ice cream binge one day. Just start eating healthy again the next day or the next meal. When it comes to food, it’s fine to indulge in a little bit of fattening indulgence now and again, but don’t bring junk food into your house. Treating yourself to a soda or ice cream should be reserved for rare occasions only. After opening a large container of junk food, the urge to consume more will be too much to resist. One or two servings once a week is fine, but if you eat it every day and part of the next, you’re going overboard.
No matter how badly you fail, don’t give up. Just get back to work. Not eating junk food is the best way to be healthy, as I’ve already stated. Avoid bringing unhealthy food into the house.
In the end, failure is only a possibility if you let it become one. Failure is not an option as long as you intend to keep trying and mean it.