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What's Worth Doing Even If You Fail?


Friday, January 18, 2013

"Lay down expectations, take up sincerity." -Danielle LaPorte

On the 6th I entered a 12-week Transformation Challenge through Bodybuilding.com. There are prizes, which are always nice, but that's not why I joined. I joined because the journey of getting lean & athletic, of improving my fitness, was going to bring me more of what I want: to feel luminous, grounded, spunky, ease.

I'm doing what I can with exercise, nutrition, mental training (visualization, planning, etc), & giving it 110%. The difference though, is that I'm letting go of the outcome. I've taken up honest-to-goodness sincere effort, & letting go of the rest.

The challenge also aligns with one of my intentions, to dare greatly. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability, of putting yourself out there & saying 'Yes I'm imperfect & yes I'm scared but I'm going to do it anyway.' So here I am, striving to lose 4-6% bodyfat, & yes I'm not doing it perfectly & yes I'm scared & yes I worry about failing.

But y'know what? The attempt is WORTH doing even if I fail.

That's right, you heard me correctly: What's worth doing even if you fail?

My answer: Typewriter Push-Ups
Didn't know if I could do them, tried them anyway, & got 'em!


So I want to know, what's worth doing even if you fail?
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HILLRUNNER 1/18/2013 5:47PM

    Great post and well done on the push-ups!

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SEAWILLOW 1/18/2013 5:24PM

    Above the bar!

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CBAILEYC 1/18/2013 5:19PM

    Z. Wow. Well done. Really well done!
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