Nature of failure is not to tell you who you are, it's the fundamental misunderstanding, it's a way to gut check you, test you and find out if you believe in yourself to push forward.
I've had many "failures" or lessons I like to call them in my life. But it's not about dwelling on the past and holding the emotions and resentment inside, I believe it's about letting go and taking the challenging character building lessons at the time and growing from the experience.
I've learnt over the years patients and persistent with no judgement to yourself or others will see you in good stead. Like getting in shape, it doesn't happen overnight. One of the main reason I started training was that a young boy 11, I got called "tubby" from a girl I liked at school. Now I've never shared this story on any platform.
I remember at the time I felt terrible and was really sad. But this event sprung me into action, I called my uncle a "bodybuilder" at the time and asked him if I could train with him? To my delight, he said yes of course Stephen. The rest is history I train every day no excuses, whether it be the gym, yoga, meditation, boxing, snowboarding, climbing, biking or simply walking I'm always very active! I'm so grateful for that experience and looking back take the positive lessons from it that have made me strong and healthy today.
Thanks to the girl who will not even remember she called me “Tubby” I forgive you 😂☺️🙏🏽💪🏽.