The message that we are sending our young generation is defeating them.
From everyone getting a participation award to the pressure of getting a 4.0 GPA. The pressure to succeed has cultivated a simplistic and shallow society. Everyone is taking the easy way out and fleeing from adversity. Yet, it’s adversity that helps you build muscle!
Consider this, when you go to the gym and lift weights you don’t start with 400 pounds. In fact, if you did, you might really hurt yourself. Instead, you start at a weight that challenges you, a little more than what is comfortable. As you work that weight, your body says: “We need more muscle for the activity that we are doing.” Then muscle builds, so you increase your weight and continue to do so until you have reached the level in which you aim for.
Other activities are the same. Just because you are not performing at the top of the field, you don’t quit. You try and you DO YOUR BEST! If you do not land on top (A.K.A failing), you evaluate what you did well and what you can improve on. Failure is the best evaluator. As long as you put forth your best effort, you can use it as something to build on.
Here are the take away points:
1st– Try! You will never finish the race if you don’t make it to the starting line!
2nd– Do your best! Sometimes you have to go through it the best way possible to get the experience so that you can formulate a better game plan. Just do your best.
3rd– Monitor and Modify! Simply put, learn from your mistakes but also identify your strengths.
4th– Go again! This time set higher goals and get better
5th– Repeat steps 1-4. Use your failure to get you to victory!