"Failing is the price for striving. Failing is essential to the process one undertakes to reach a position where he or she might succeed. Before achieving our goals we must learn the lessons of failure without getting in the habit of losing. And understand failure is a necessary component of self-knowledge.""Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and constant self-awareness. The path to such success is punctuated by failure, consolidation and renewed effort. It is wet with the tears of emotional breakdown. Personal reconstruction is art. Discovering one's self, one's talent and ambition and learning how to express it is a creative process so may not be rushed. What's the hurry? Pressure to succeed according to a particular timeline comes from outside. If the goal is selfish self-improvement there is no schedule, no deadline. One's rate of progress is influenced by the intensity used to address the task. Hard, intelligent work speeds us along the path."I have a really hard time when I feel like I have failed. I had a moment today at work where for a minute I felt like a failure. I let those feelings engulf me and they led me to question my ability to succeed...both as a "trainer" and as an "athlete". I have come so far. I have overcome things that not many people are aware of to be where I am at...but still at times I wonder if I will ever achieve success in the way I want it. As I sat down at my computer with tears streaming down my cheeks, I decided to read some of the inspirational quotes and passages that I collect. I read the one above and then I came to this one by Mark Twight as well...
20 MIN RECUMBENT BIKE
10 MIN ELLIPTICAL
WITH A PARTNER...PERFORM 50 CLEAN AND JERKS (25 EACH PERSON - RX= MEN 135 LBS/WOMEN 95 LBS). AS SOON AS YOUR PARTNER DROPS THE BAR, YOU PICK IT UP.
AS SOON AS CLEAN AND JERKS ARE COMPLETED, THE TEAM JUMPS ON THE ROWERS AND GETS TO 1000M AS A TEAM AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. J AND I WERE A TEAM AND USED RXed WEIGHT. WE COMPLETED THE WORKOUT IN 19:04.