Gyms and Fitness Clubs

Failure Isn't Such a Bad Thing


Did any of those barriers ring a bell? Have you failed in one or more of those areas? Chances are you did. If so, don't worry...that's where this book will help.

Before we begin our journey toward making exercise a part of your life, I want to make something very clear. Just because you may have failed with exercise before doesn't mean you should never try again. In fact, many times, failure is a good thing.

Throughout history you can read about men and women who failed over and over before they became successful. What separates the successful from the failures is that they pick up the pieces and try again. Elbert Hubbard said, "Failure comes to a man who has blundered but wasn't able to cash in on the experience." On the same note, Dr. Ronald Niednagel says, "Failure isn't failure unless you don't learn from it." View it in this light and you will overcome obstacles.

Maybe you failed at exercise because you didn't see any results and quit. This may have occurred because you didn't really know how to put together an effective exercise program. Maybe you couldn't motivate yourself. Or, possibly, you had problems finding time to exercise that resulted in inconsistency, ultimately leading to your giving up.

If failure has been a part of your life, especially when it comes to exercise, don't despair. You can't take it personally. Appreciate failure and view it as a learning experience. As you read this book you'll learn what caused you to fail at exercise. But, be happy in the fact that you did fail because those failures have directed you toward the information necessary to becoming a success.

Making exercise work in your life is not something to be viewed as short-term. You have a lifetime to perfect it. There will be bumps, detours, and accidents on the road to exercise success. That last thing you ever want to do is give up!