Failure isn’t fatal

It’s fortunate.

It tells us

we have reached the point

where we can no longer continue without change,

without a new approach,

a new learning.

We have reached the limit of

our current ability.

It gives us a measure

of where we are today, and

how far we’ve come.

It is a limit without limiting,

a boundary without bounding.

To the extent we can see beyond our point of failure,

it shows us what we can be,

what we might be,

if we commit ourselves to

being better,

by doing better,

because we know better is out there

calling to us.

It doesn’t taunt or tease.

It bows our head in defeat

showing us

the line

we stand on

is the starting line.

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About wlebolt

Wendy is a health and fitness professional and coach who specializes in helping young athletes dig deep to reach high. Her business, Fit2Finish, LLC, serves the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Posted on November 27, 2014, in Body and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Failure is much better than being frozen in place!

  2. And fear of failure often freezes us. If we could think of pushing to point of ‘failure’ as maxing out and a necessary endpoint for evaluation, perhaps we could stop running from it and start running toward it. (and feel better about letting others experience it for themselves)

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