The connotation of "failure" is that it is the end result. Do-Overs and Re-Tries are how I like to look at attempts to be healthier. I don't think there are many who would admit to wanting poorer health.
Not saying every step of every day will always be textbook-perfect, but accepting that I am human, and fallible, and capable of starting each day fresh with the past placed behind... is enough.
Totally agree with the previous poster, that viewing imperfections as "failure" is a negative and self-defeating thought process. Better to banish the concept and just live!!!
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It has taken me a long time to come to grips with how to handle mistakes. I first never call it failure. That is such a negative thought and pushes us to do things we don't want. Everyone makes mistakes as we're all human so we can recover easily from a mistake. I now tell myself to evaluate the mistake - how did it happen? why did it happen? how do I address the cause to make sure I do it differently the next time? - and then pick right back up where I left off and do the right thing in the next choice/decision. So far, I haven't let myself backslide like I use to because I own the mistake and move on.
HMMMM.... I don't see it as failing. I see it as finding ways that didn't work. Kind of like the Thomas Edison quote: "I didn't fail. I just found 10,687 ways that didn't work". I see the word failure as having a very bad connotation. With all the science constantly changing, i am constantly looking at new things.
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Developing a healthy plan for reacting to failed steps can help get you past repeating the same failure again and again. If your plan is to ignore the failure, do you repeat the same mistake frequently? If so, maybe the first plan is to stop ignoring the failure and do something different!
First acknowledge the failure. Determine what lead to the subsequent failure then write it down! Develop an action plan to implement the next time the temptation or circumstance comes that derails your positive momentum. Tweak your action plan until success becomes the standard and move to the next issue!
Victory is yours when you learn not to accept your failures and become the answer to your own problems!
Blaming others, making excuses or blaming uncontrollable circumstances will not get you to where you want to be! You have to be in control and it won't happen unless you make it happen!
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