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Truth in Powerlifting

Posted: February 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Powerlifting has become my “yoga”.  Through it, I have gained a philosophy that I can apply to life and business.

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned since working with my personal trainer is not to beat myself up over failure.  He says, “You can’t PR everyday, Kate.”

I know this.  (I think.)

But I definitely get caught up in the challenge and the excitement of hitting a new personal record.  It’s exhilarating.  (Although, disappointment can often be crushing.)

They say “the higher you fly, the further you fall.”  I believe it.

After one great success, we want to strive for another.  The thrill of a new challenge is what drives us all.  When we’re caught up in the moment, we forget that we’re not always going to make great strides every day.  Some days are normal days.  (Really?)  Yes… and some days… we even fail.

Failure is a lesson, and you can’t let it hold you back.  We need to remember that we won’t hit a new personal record on every attempt.

This is true in business as well.  When we shy away from new ventures for fear of failure, or lack of time or resources, we are not giving ourselves the chance to succeed.  But knowing that it’s impossible to PR every day gives us the space (and time) we need to get the job done without beating ourselves up in the process.

Sometimes I think I need a Post-it note on my computer that says:

“You can’t PR every day, Kate!”

This also reminds me of the importance of recovery, but that is another post for another day! 🙂

 

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
                                                                                                    – Babe Ruth

 

Peace Out,

Kate

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