Wednesday, April 3, 2024

I Have Failed... AGAIN!

 I have been trying to lose some weight this year.  Well frankly I have been trying to lose the same 20 pounds my entire life, except somehow that 20 has become 40. I was trying to eat well and exercise. I am sincerely trying to do the right things, but I just keep missing the mark. Snack here or there, an extra beer or two, an extra slice of pizza or taco.  It is so frustrating, I feel like I am doing what I should be doing 90% of the time and that last 10% is killing me.

So... what do I do.

I failed, so what, lets start over. AGAIN!!! Its not like I have a choice. I can either work on this or I can live in my failure and I refuse to do that.

I did some searching on how to "start a goal over".  The Interwebs gave some insights that I will share here.  

Good Luck!!! 

How to overcome a failed objective and start over:

1. **Acknowledge Your Feelings**: First and foremost, give yourself permission to feel whatever emotions come up. It's okay to feel disappointed, sad, or frustrated. Acknowledging these feelings is the first step towards moving forward.

2. **Analyze What Happened**: Take a step back and analyze the situation. What went wrong? What could have been done differently? This reflection is not about dwelling on the past but learning from it. Identifying these factors will empower you to make more informed decisions in the future.

3. **Reframe Your Perspective**: Change your view of failure. Instead of seeing it as a negative endpoint, view it as an opportunity for growth and learning. Every successful person has faced setbacks; what sets them apart is their resilience and ability to learn from these experiences.

4. **Set New Goals**: Once you've processed your experience and learned from it, it's time to set new goals. Be realistic but don't be afraid to challenge yourself. Break down your objectives into smaller, achievable steps to prevent feeling overwhelmed and to track your progress more effectively.

5. **Seek Support**: You don't have to go through this alone. Share your thoughts and feelings with trusted friends, family, or a mentor. Sometimes, just talking about your experiences can provide new insights and the encouragement needed to move forward.

6. **Embrace a Growth Mindset**: Cultivate a growth mindset by believing in your ability to grow and improve. This mindset will encourage you to embrace challenges, persevere through setbacks, and view effort as a path to mastery.

7. **Take Action**: Finally, take that first step. Action breeds confidence and courage. It's okay to start small; what's important is that you're moving forward. Remember, progress, not perfection, is the goal.

Remember, every failure brings you one step closer to success. It's all about how you choose to respond to it. Keep pushing forward, stay committed to your growth, and believe in yourself. Your resilience and determination will lead you to overcome any challenge and achieve your objectives.

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