WHAT’S WITH FEAR OF FAILURE..?

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Failure is inevitable.

That might sound like the negative rhetoric from some world weary old soul, who hasn't had a lot go right in their life.

But we're not talking negative vs positive here.

Instead, it's a fact that striving for constant improvement in physical performance, means failure is a matter of when not if.  It's going to happen at some point, and happen often.

Some of the things we do here involve some rational fear of failure - rope climbs, box jumps, handstands.  With these movements come a possibility of pain if performed incorrectly.    But with an increase in practice and skill, that fear ceases to be a concern.

Then there's the irrational fear of failure.

Worrying that you'll look silly trying that handstand for the first time since primary school.   Thinking the entire class might turn around and look when you drop that barbell from overhead (yes I know it's not common in most gyms, but neither are results....     What if you try to lift a heavy weight or attempt a new movement and you can't do it?  So embarrassing!!

Only it's not.  No one here cares, because they've failed plenty of times before you.  And they'll continue to fail plenty of times after that.

Our skill practice is designed to find gaps in your fitness.  You'll never be able to do everything right, and if you even come close, we'll just think up something harder... but don't let that scare you.

Embrace the fear, accept that you're going to fail, and fail forward into incredible progress.


Darren Ellis