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Epic Fail ... Probably Not!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013



Epic Failure ... I keep hearing this every place I go. Last night, I read a post on Facebook. "Watching This Awesome Storm And Then I Remember.......Sunroof and Windows Are Still Open! Epic Fail!"

Really? THAT was an epic fail? I decided to see where my disconnect with the phrase "epic fail" is, so I Googled the phrase.

What is an epic fail?
An epic fail is a mistake of such monumental proportions that it requires its own term in order to successfully point out the unfathomable shortcomings of an individual or group.

Another search gave me this response:
An Epic Failure is when something just doesn't work out and it's the worst thing ever in the world.

WOW! The worst thing ever in the world. Well, I doubt seriously that leaving the sunroof and the windows open during a rain storm really counts as an "epic fail". Annoying, yes, but epic fail, hardly.


But, I think many of us see our diet failures as epic. The end of the world. The worst thing that has happened to us. Something we may hardly be able to recover from.

I recall teaching a class and asking if my members were to fall down the first few steps, would they pick themselves up and throw themselves down the remainder of the stairs. They all, to a person, shouted, "NO!!" They looked at me as if I'd lost the last of my senses! But when I compared my question with, "Well, if you mess up your food at lunch and eat to much, will you immediately get back on track, or will you toss out the day and just eat whatever comes to mind until bedtime, then start over tomorrow?" Same thing! You failed in both instances. Fell down a few steps, went over by some calories. Should you throw yourself the rest of the way down the steps, eat to many calories the rest of the day? Failure, wherever it comes in the day, is an opportunity to begin again. And seriously, it really isn't epic. It's not the worst thing in the world.

Think about this ...

Big or little, stop the failure as soon as it happens and get back on track. You're closer to a win if you start over right away!
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NASFKAB 8/13/2013 2:36AM

  great blog emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 7/25/2013 8:24AM

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WHITEANGEL4 7/16/2013 5:21PM

    great blog

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SADIEMAE32 6/29/2013 1:31PM

    Simply, yet beautifully put!

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RENATA144 6/28/2013 7:16PM

  Powerful statements !!!

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DELLMEL 6/28/2013 5:06PM

  Great blog. emoticon

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THISCHICKRACHEL 6/28/2013 1:47PM

    This makes my footlong sub at lunch feel much better!

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JINXIFER 6/28/2013 12:12PM

    Here's to failing...and pushing through!

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MARYJEANSL 6/28/2013 1:08AM

  Yup. Failing is only when you quit trying.

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HAPPY_TRAVELS 6/28/2013 12:42AM

    Nothing in life we do is a failure if we learn something from it. Life's failures are great teachers. Love the Blog.

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JMSA67 6/27/2013 11:57PM

    Thank you! Much needed today.

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HIKELUV 6/27/2013 8:48PM

    I loved your blog! There is a quote that I've always liked that applies too:
Failing isn't falling down, it's refusing to get back up (Unkinown).

Thanks for the great read!

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ALDECKER08 6/27/2013 8:30PM

    I believe it was Thomas Edison that said that he didn't fail. He discovered a thousand ways how not to invent the light bulb. It's all a matter of putting it in the proper perspective. Great blog!

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JADED_CHICK19 6/27/2013 6:35PM

    This is such the truth! Epic Fail is something I say often and most of the time..it isn't even a fail! Thanks for putting it into perspective!

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AJB121299 6/27/2013 6:29PM

    nice

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RONYKAY 6/27/2013 4:34PM

    What a fantastic blog! I love the stair analogy...great way to think about it. emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 6/27/2013 4:26PM

    Brilliant blog...and so true....failure is not a reason to quit

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BABYSMAMA12 6/27/2013 3:43PM

    emoticon emoticon Thanks for this great reminder!

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-AIMIE- 6/27/2013 3:37PM

    I needed this today! Thank you. emoticon

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MLDRLD 6/27/2013 3:34PM

    A great perspective! Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this wonderful blog.

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LJRW170 6/27/2013 3:13PM

    This is a great reminder! Thanks!

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PASTORMARDO 6/27/2013 1:43PM

  Thanks for the reminder that I can do it--even when it is a struggle. Failing once is okay but I just don't need to waller in it! Ready to go on now!

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FARIS71 6/27/2013 1:30PM

    Ohhhh golly this was great timing! Thank you so much!

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EMILY0724 6/27/2013 12:41PM

    So very true!! Thanks for putting things back into perspective!
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NEWTINK 6/27/2013 12:36PM

    This is so true and such an easy concept that most people miss ... hopefully many will read it and realize that eating one bad thing doesnt constitute giving up completely emoticon

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 6/27/2013 12:20PM

  Great blog! thanks for sharing your thoughts

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AMDODSON12 6/27/2013 11:36AM

    great blog!

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SWEET_CAROLYN 6/27/2013 11:35AM

    Oh, WOW!! WOW WOW WOW!! This just totally blew my mind away - THANK YOU for such an AMAZING blog post! I am DEFINITELY not going to throw myself down the staircase next time I make an oopsie in my diet!!

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EVELYN112011 6/27/2013 11:10AM

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I am learning to get back on track with my next meal and not waiting for the next day or week. Somehow when you put off starting your "diet" until tomorrow, tomorrow it is the same old thing.

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KATIEM929 6/27/2013 10:40AM

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FIRECOM 6/27/2013 9:57AM

    There is a great book titled FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION, written by a NASA launch director. I suspect you would really enjoy it.

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ANNASGOALS 6/27/2013 9:28AM

    So well put, thank you for the reminder!


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DAY2DAY45 6/27/2013 9:08AM

    Thank you! I needed this today!
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LORIVIOLA 6/27/2013 8:05AM

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this is EPICALLY AWESOME!
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SANDYCRANE 6/27/2013 6:57AM

    I love that, it makes so much sense. There are times that I ate too much in the AM so I figure that I will just skip supper. That is not a good idea. I totally agree with the Thomas Edison quote. About 10 years ago I lost 50 pounds and then I gave up. Not this time.


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JUST_BRENDA 6/27/2013 6:35AM

    I love your stairs analogy!!!! emoticon

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    What a great blog! It is so very true!
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CICELY360 6/26/2013 10:44PM

  good blog

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CHARTHESTAR 6/26/2013 9:33PM

    great comparison with the steps and food! Really puts what you eat back into perspective.

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JAMER123 6/26/2013 5:05PM

    I don't think leaving a window or sun roof is epic failure either. Someone left them open by accident and at best will have to dry the seats out:)
Thanks for the definitions!!
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