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Permission to Fail?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Some time back I was dieting and had started working out but I was not seeing the results I wanted and I had one big hurdle I could not seem to conquer: late night eating. I always ended up breaking down and having a snack (or four) before bed, which always blew my calorie count and was never a healthy snack. Finally, when I was mulling over how to rectify this, I realized what the problem was. This was a huge break for me!

Ready for it?? I was giving myself permission to FAIL even before I felt weak. I realized that about an hour after dinner I started thinking about food and snacks. I would start saying things to myself such as, "I can't let myself fail again, but I probably will" or "I might as well have something healthier if I am going to fail anyways." Parts of these statements are positive and wishful, but never once did I tell myself "no" or that I was not going to fail. I never said that I COULD resist.

That night was the first night I succeeded. I told myself I would NOT fail. I stopped giving myself permission to fail....After that is was easy, well easier and I felt GREAT about it!

Now, I have a mission for anyone who is up for it. Every time you are feeling like you are going to or have already failed at one of your goals, ask yourself, "Did I just give myself permission to fail?"
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BLUBIRDY00 12/21/2013 11:17PM

  That is so awesome that you figured that out!! So happy for you!! What a hurdle to overcome!!
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MEMKEEPR 12/21/2013 3:40PM

    emoticon Great post! I think we've all been there without realizing it. emoticon emoticon

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UMBILICAL 12/21/2013 2:11PM

  Yes.

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