Back (to) the Start

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth-

Modern society has taught us that we have either “winners” or “losers.” How often have you witnessed a teacher, yoga instructor, life coach, personal trainer and dare I mention parents … teaching us how to approach failure, how to accept loosing as part of life? We often spend more time focusing on the less important lesson – Winning, succeeding at all costs, no matter what the consequences and outcome(s) may be.

People who fail repeatedly develop persistence in the face of difficulties and only those folks with an extensive history of failure could survive the difficulties that they endure during their lives. Such dogged persistence is not a universal trait we share. If it were, everyone would be in shape (whatever this means), trim, happy, healthy, super flexible during yoga class, 14 minute 5k time etc.

Success, only teaches us to keep on doing the same thing Failure teaches us to adapt and change, to overcome. Speaking of overcoming obstacles … Gravel Worlds Premier 2013


The practical power of failure is not restricted to work, school and getting the sweetest parking spot at Whole Foods. Failure applies to all aspects of simply being a human being, including the crass activity of bragging about your weight room stats and run times.

Failure has taught me more in life than I can possibly begin to imagine and accepting failure helps me to get the old creative juices flowing once again … Success breads and harbors contentment – How utterly boring!?!

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7 Comments on “Back (to) the Start”

  1. LizForADay says:

    There is a lot of truth in your post today. Learning from your failure is success within itself. πŸ™‚ Have a great day.

    • CultFit says:

      Talking about failure is so not cool, not trendy, won’t earn you many followers or likes …
      Learning from ones failure is the “trick” to happiness πŸ™‚ I hope all is well and you and your family are taking care!

  2. binvested says:

    Love your post. Failure gives us something that success cannot…the POWER to overcome.

    • CultFit says:

      Having you over for a visit is always a pleasure, your insight, perspective and wisdom is a breath of fresh air to my day and for many others! The topic of failure is profoundly important to me personally and my only hope is that people will embrace failure, daily and take meaning from it. As a society, we beat ourselves up far too often, when in fact, we could learn so so much in these dark and stormy moments. No lamenting, fussing about … Learn from failure. πŸ™‚ Be well this morning and please take care!

  3. Maia says:

    What nastygrams??!
    Failure and success are both pieces in our lives stuck in our own mosaic. There is no favouritism, though success seems sweet. But let us ask ourselves how the success was attained? When the icing is far more important than enjoying the cake, then what’s the journey about? Most people sleep through a long flight. I rather wait when the plane enters the International Date Line and feel awe at the Universe.

    When we are not big enough to take criticisms, we are too small to be praised. Failures are ways we can critique ourselves how we can do better the next time around. Maintaining of course, kindness and compassion within us. They are awesome opportunities to take in and revolutionize oneself.

    What nastygrams??!
    I can hand you my yoga mat and just whack β€˜em. =0

  4. i’ve found talking about your failure can make people cringe – unless you have since moved back into the “success” category – then you have moved from the cringe-inducing category.

    • CultFit says:

      When I talk with folks who have experienced a failure recently big or small, I always strive to pick out one little glitter of hope and truth. The positives so to speak. πŸ™‚ There is more to learn in failure than we could ever imagine. As always, thank you for your thoughts and for your continued support! Be well today and have a great weekend.

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