3 Steps To Get Back On Track After Failure

This is something that a lot of coaches dont usually talk about. They want to be upbeat and positive and dont provide much in the way of how to get back up when you fall down. Oh it will happen, I will guarantee you that. At some point, either your nutrition or your workouts will suffer or get just plain ignored. You feel like a failure and end up in a downward cycle. Well – There is a way out of it! So lets take a look at my 3 Steps To Get Back On Track After Failure.


Step #1 – Get Back On Track After Failure

The very first step to get back on track after failure is something that goes against human nature. Its the hardest thing to do, and that is why its the first step.

Own up to the failure!

Its that simple. When you own up to the failure and stop trying to blame others for your mistakes, it puts YOU in complete control of your circumstances and properly equips you for the future when those same circumstances that caused you to fail raise up their ugly heads again.

Your natural instinct is to try and pass the blame on to someone else so that you dont feel so bad about it. You act like your Aunt Agniss shoved that piece of cake down your throat.

NO! YOU chose to eat it and YOU lost sight of your goals for a moment because they were eclipsed by a big ol’ slab of sugar!

Own up, take responsibility, take BACK control and be confident that YOU make the choices. No one else makes those choices for you. Do this and you will see a whole new level of dedication and commitment to reaching your health and fitness goals.


Step #2 – Get Back On Track After Failure

Step #2 is to look at WHY you failed, WHY you fell off the wagon.

This is very important because if you can understand WHY you failed, then you will be better equipped in the future for success or possibly avoid it altogether!

Maybe you have a very low sense of will-power…Maybe you lose traction when you get emotional about life…Or maybe you just have no discipline (you’ve never been told NO)

There are a number of reasons why people fail at P90X, fail at Insanity, fail at TurboFire, but not everyone looks at why.

Looking back at the 7 times that I failed P90X, I saw one glaring problem and the reason WHY I never succeeded….

I had no accountability, no support, and no dedication or commitment (which is actually a result of the previous two)

So what did I do when I gave P90X a go the 8th time? I got a coach, I joined a team, I committed financially to my results with supplement like Shakeology. And believe me, if you are spending $120 per month on a supplement, you better beleive you are going to do everything in your power to make sure you give yourself the best chance at success!

This is the reason I myself am always in a challenge group and why I am constantly talking to you guys about them and encouraging you to join a challenge group…its simple: Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Crazy Awesome Success!

So find out WHY you failed, and you’ll have a better understanding of how to stay on track in the future or avoid that mess altogether.


Step #3 – Get Back On Track After Failure

This last step addresses something each one of us deals with at some point, but hopefully this will help.

Dont dwell on the failure.

This can be very easy for some people to do and to get all bent out of shape about, but the reality of it is that we all fail! Even I do!

I have had days where my nutrition has not been spot on, or just downright unacceptable for someone trying to lead a group like RIPPEDCLUB.

You’re HUMAN. It happens!

The one deciding factor on whether or not you succeed though is if you get back up and continue FORWARD!

I love the book called “Failing Forward” by John C. Maxwell, so I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes from his book that I think will be a blessing to you.

“Failure is an inside job.  So is success.  If you want to achieve, you have to win the war in your thinking first.  You can’t let the failure outside you get inside you.” -John Maxwell

“Ninety percent of all those who fail are not actually defeated.   They simply quit.” -Paul J. Meyer

“One of the greatest problems people have with failure is that they are too quick to judge isolated situations in their lives and label them as failures.  Instead, they need to keep the bigger picture in mind.”

“The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try.  I would never promote to a top-level job a man who was not making mistakes… otherwise he is sure to be mediocre.”  -Peter Drucker

“The fight to take responsibility occurs within.  And rarely does talent, intelligence, or opportunity make the difference in whether a person wins that battle.  It calls for character.” -John Maxwell

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves-to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.”  Stewart B. Johnson.

“Sooner or later we get just what we expect.”

I hope this post has been an encouragement to you to keep failing forward toward your goals with these 3 Steps To Get Back On Track After Failure. If you enjoyed this blog post, please be sure you share it on facebook and twitter because I know there are tons of people out there struggling with their health and fitness journey. They just might thank you for this.

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