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I hope you have started your day full of life and gratitude, and excitement and belief in yourself.

Today I want to talk to you about trying and failing. How many of you have something- a goal, a dream, an accomplishment, etc, that you want to achieve, but you are afraid of failing… so you don’t even try? I have an idea for you. It’s a new twist on the way you think about failure. Ready?

If you don’t try it, you will for sure fail at it.

Let that sink in for a second. Doesn’t that make sense? If there’s something in your life that you want to try, but you let fear of failure stop you, then you ARE going to fail. As I work toward goals I have in my life, I keep learning the same thing over and over- on the road to success, there is failure along the way. However, when we fail, we grow. We change. We improve. We get better. I used to be afraid of trying things, but now I’m afraid of NOT trying. I’m afraid of looking at my life 5, 10, 20 years from now and being disappointed in myself for the things I never tried.

How can we live with the possibility of not knowing what we were capable of?

Do you want to live like that? I don’t. We build fear and disbelief in ourselves up in our heads so much, I mean we are really good at it! You can come up with 10 million reasons why you shouldn’t try something. If there’s something you’ve been putting off in your life, please stop and think about why. What have you got to lose? Seriously. If you never try it, you’re not going to gain anything, so you’re losing. Right?

When God created us, he had all kinds of amazing things in mind for us.

We have will power and free will, so He can’t always make us choose the right things for ourselves, but it’s up to us to step up, realize our strength, and push ahead to see what a masterpiece God created.

I deal with people on their health and fitness journeys all day long and I get objections all day long. I get every kind of excuse. One of the most common things people tell me is that they’ve tried before, but failed… or never followed through. Ok, so you failed. The key is to not be defeated by that. What did you learn? How can you shift your approach to be more successful next time? Dig deep and figure out what it is that’s driving you. What is it deep in your soul that desires to achieve your goal? What excites you about that goal? What would happen in your life if you achieved that goal?

I’m constantly thinking about this. When it comes to my own health and fitness, or building my business, or living my best life and providing for my family. I think about that ALL THE TIME. I am driven by many things, and that is why I keep trying. Do I succeed every day? Nope. But every day I keep trying and every day I get closer to success.

I don’t want anyone to sit back and watch their life unfold before them.

Play an active role in your own life. Don’t be afraid to try. If you fail, you’ll survive. You’ll learn. You’ll try it a different way next time. Do it. Tweak it. Do it again. Human beings are amazing. We are capable of GREAT things. Anything that you truly desire in your heart, you can absolutely see come to fruition. But nothing will happen if you don’t try. It’s just that simple. What an incredible feeling it will be when you’ve pushed through the doubt, the fear and the failures to reach your goal! You are capable of so much with God’s guidance.

Give yourself a chance.

You are awesome. You are capable. You are strong. You have everything you need inside of you to push through doubt. The best of life’s magic happens outside your comfort zone. We only get one chance at this journey of life. Don’t you want to look back and be proud of yourself?

Can’t never could.

If you tell yourself you can’t, you will never do it. Shift that to an attitude of progress over perfection and your whole perspective changes. Don’t we teach our kids to get back up when they fall? When they come up against obstacles, we don’t tell them to throw in the towel! We would NEVER say that to our children. Why is it ok to say it to ourselves? We want our kids to see us try things, fail, get back up, and eventually achieve the things we set out to achieve. I want my kids to know that success takes hard work. I want them to understand that they have to try AND fail in order to get the things they want in their lives.

Today is a new day. Stop doubting yourself. You are capable. You have to try. If you don’t try, you are absolutely certain to fail.

Every step you take is progress and it matters.

Y’all have a blessed day!