So you set a goal. You wanted to run a certain distance in a certain time. You wanted to lift a certain weight. You wanted to workout for so long of the hour. You wanted to keep your calories under a certain number, or over a certain number.

But then, you didn’t reach it.

You either got too tired, defeated yourself before you started and had a self-fulfilling prophecy, or just set your goal too high for your current level.

How do you react?

Do you throw up your hands, get upset, call yourself a failure and have a pity party?

The road your taking towards betterment is not easy. It will never be easy. If it is easy, you’re not pushing yourself hard enough, far enough.

Keep this in your head this week and make it your motto:

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks. — Dottie Walters

Brush it off. Figure out where you went wrong—maybe the pace was too fast, the duration too long, maybe you didn’t fuel properly, maybe you were dehydrated, maybe you handled your emotions in a less-than-ideal way—see it as a setback, and get back up and try again next time.

You don’t fail. You just hit a bump in the road. Get over it.

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