I have always had a fear of failure. I am the youngest of 4 kids - I was much younger then my 3 sisters. It always seemed like my parents were giving my sisters grief about something or other. There was not alot of love shown. So my mission was not to fail them.. so they would should love. This carried over to my weight issues. I became a black and white kind of person.. no gray. Since I could not be perfect in my parents eyes.. (ie. I was a competitive skier) I would be perfect at the opposite end - I would be fat. I would be perfect at being fat. My struggle now.. being half way to goal - is that I'm in this gray area.. not perfect at being fit or perfect at being obese. (sick, I know) and now I'm dealing with mental failure.
This week's Biggest Loser's episode was a lot amount Abby - who I love. But for me it was about Amanda and Jillian and failure
Two Quotes I heard on The Biggest Loser tonight that I just had to write down. Honestly, I'm writing them down so I remember - they are that important on my journey.
"There is a difference between quitting and failing" ~ Jillian, Biggest Loser Trainer
What? There is? I always thought they were the same. But they aren't. If I quit - I fail. But if I fail - I learn. Get it? Cool, eh? I have always had a fear of failure - maybe I shouldn't.
"If you are not failing you are not trying hard enough" ~ Jillian, Biggest Loser Trainer
What? Failure is good? Yep. This changes everything.