Why Failure is a Good Thing

You want to do better, feel better, and finally reach your goals. Yet you're constantly hearing that negative betty in the back of your head spewing nasty comments that fill your mind with doubts, worries, anxiety, and ultimately the feeling of fear and failure.

That betty gets the best of us some days, and that's ok. It is totally human.

However, when negative Betty starts commenting that you're a failure because you had a setback or because you fell off your macros for one or two days... that's not okay. Shut that Betty up, please!

The initial negative feelings when you think about yourself failing something is what I want to talk about here. If we learn how to shift that negative reaction to failing, to a learning and a more positive reaction - oh honey, we're going to grow and evolve A LOT from that said "failure".

Here is why I think failing can be a good thing:

  1. Embrace your mistakes, and learn how to grow from it.

  2. We learn how to emotionally handle it, grow, and move on.

  3. We learn our strengths as well as our weaknesses, and our weaknesses are what we will work to improve on in the future.

  4. If you're failing, that's good. It means that you are TRYING. (if you aren't failing at anything, you aren't getting out of your comfort zone and trying to new things)

  5. It'll show the world that you are human, too. We all fail at something at one time or another. Look for support in others, you'll be surprised who will be there to help.

  6. Find inspiration from it. Create, imagine, dream bigger... you get the picture.

  7. You'll find new confidence when you look that fear and old failures dead in the eyes and SURPASS it and do greater things!

Do not be afraid to fail. Try your best & you'll come out a stronger person because of it.

Having that failure mindset is going to do nothing for you but hold yourself back from what could be great.

Trust in yourself, and in your goals/dreams and GET OUT THERE.

Nicole Hunter