Today's blog is short and to the point. You must remember that failing does not make you a failure. My good friend Matt Hoover (winner of season two's The Biggest Loser) called me today and we were talking about the continual struggle to stay healthy.
He made a great point when he said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is giving up to quickly. For example, many of us will eat something that is not on our diet, and then we feel like a complete failure. And then what do we do? Please excuse the expression, but we then say "screw it" and we continue to eat the wrong foods for the rest of the day, week, month, and year.
We all make mistakes and we all have moments where we fail, but we don't have to turn it into a total failure. And this is true in life as well. Just because you fail at a task doesn't mean you are a failure. And as my dad says, "If you aren't failing then you must not be doing anything or trying anything new." I believe with all of my heart, soul, and damaged liver that 2013 is going to be your year!
Tony Russell, MA, LMHC