When Thomas Edison was asked about the 10,000 failures he had before he created the incandescent bulb, he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” You can equate mistakes with that quote and learn from your mistakes. When you make a mistake, don’t despair. Pick yourself up and start over, making adjustments. It’s easy to learn when you make a mistake when you kickbox. Your opponent takes advantage of it and you end up paying for that error. Practice, learning to make countermoves all require you to do something and remember that move that didn’t work, so next time you know what not to do.
You’re not doing anything challenging if you don’t make at least one mistake.
While I have some extremely good students who learn very quickly and absorb all the comments and techniques, even they make mistakes occasionally, especially when they’re learning something new. If you remain static, you’ll never make a mistake, but you’ll never grow and evolve either.
Consider the mistakes of the past when it comes to weight control.
Losing weight is hard, but you can do it. When you learn the healthier way of eating, always compare it to the diet that put the weight on in the first place. Were you grabbing fast food and eating on the run? Did you skip meals and then gorge on high calorie foods? There are a number of habits that people develop and foods they become accustomed to eating that made weight gain inevitable.
Never say never.
You may not have been able to lose weight, stick with an exercise program or get back into shape before, but that doesn’t mean you can never do it. You just haven’t found the right motivation, program help or guidance. Too often people believe that their past dictates their future. Rather than learning from mistakes of the past, they give up completely. YOU CAN SO WHATEVER YOU SET YOUR MIND TO DO.
– One of the nicest things about our program is that everyone is supportive and believes that in order to learn, you have to make a few mistakes.
– Once you learn to grow from the mistakes you make, rather than use them to block growth, that transfers to other areas of your life to help you be more successful.
– While everyone has some limitations, those shouldn’t stop you from trying…AND SUCCEEDING! We’ll believe in you until you can believe in yourself.
– While dwelling in the past won’t help you, noting the mistakes you made and learning how to avoid them will. Don’t let a lot of time pass before you analyze those slip ups and learn how to overcome them. You’ll forget many details and spend too much time in regret.