At a Halloween party I was asked “are you always that hard on yourself after a race” from a person who read yesterday’s post.
The answer is no. Many times you can’t wipe the smile off my face. I just think it’s important to share my failures because people need to see them.
Let me state that again – PEOPLE NEED TO SEE FAILURE.
Social media is incredibly dangerous for our culture and the individual.
Remember, this is what I do all day. I own a digital agency. I am immersed in this. And what I see is incredibly disturbing.
The fake lives that people present online shows us that we can never be good enough. We can never be rich enough or pretty enough or in my case fast enough. We can never get those perfect six pack abs.
So what happens? We just give up as soon as we hit a rough spot because we believe it’s not meant for us. It comes so easy to everyone else.
Instead of actually trying we revert back to our couches in front of a television set. We give up on our dreams and go back to our 9 to 5 jobs. We remain average, scared of taking massive action because we are scared of failure… of being a failure. Those people online are always winning so something must be wrong with me.
Friends, every finish line comes with massive failure. Every dollar made comes with staff quitting and clients leaving that breaks my heart and makes me want to ball up in a corner and cry. Still I keep moving.
I didn’t even know how to swim five years ago. I embarrassed myself in my first race and walked half the shore after what could only be described as a panic attack. I’ve failed in the water more than I’ve succeeded. Still I put on that wetsuit and swam more than a mile in the open ocean on Saturday.
I’m a massive failure. And that’s how I succeed. Don’t let these fake ass Insta bullshitters convince you that you’re not good enough. You are capable of so much more than you realize. Just get out there and take massive action.