Do you ever feel like giving up because you’ve failed at something repeatedly? It’s easy to lose faith in yourself when things don’t go as planned. But as human beings, we’re naturally wired to keep trying. In this article, we explore the idea of trying again and again – a daily ritual that can transform your life. Through the story of a high school student who overcame her weight struggles, we’ll show you how consistency and perseverance can lead to success. Whether you’re striving to lose weight, run a business, or become a better version of yourself, the little things you do repeatedly, day in and day out, matter more than the big, defining moments. It’s an obvious but not easy truth to sustain, but with the right mindset and daily rituals, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. So, let’s dive in!
Important Details about How to Restore the Unwavering Faith You Once Had in Yourself –
– Sara, a 260-pound high school freshman, was convinced she couldn’t lose weight and was not suited for track and field
– Coach O’Leary believed Sara’s body type was actually suited for 220 pounds and encouraged her to try
– Sara started as a shot-put competitor, but trained every day with the track team and by the end of freshman year was down to 219 pounds
– By senior year, Sara won third place in a 10K race at 132 pounds
– The key to Sara’s success was consistency and trying again and again
– Everyone, including successful people, falls short and loses faith sometimes
– Trying again and again is always worth it and what you do repeatedly defines you
– Success and happiness come from little daily rituals that amass gradual progress
– Failure occurs gradually and comes from not doing the little things that need to be done daily
– Small, repeated, incremental efforts will lead to success faster than trying to do too much at once
– Focus on daily rituals that support your goals, not just the big goals themselves
– Shifting your focus to little daily rituals can still lead to progress towards big goals.
When I Was A High School Freshman, A 260-Pound Freshman Girl Showed Up For Track And Field Tryouts Right Alongside Me
Sara’s story is one of those stories that continue to inspire me. It’s a story of triumph over adversity, perseverance, and determination. It’s a story that reminds us that even when we lose faith and feel like giving up, we can still achieve the impossible with consistency and trying again each day.
Sara’s journey began when she showed up for track and field tryouts as a high school freshman, weighing in at 260 pounds. She was only there because her doctor told her that her health depended on it. But as soon as she saw the crowd of students on the field, she turned around and began walking away.
Fortunately, Coach O’Leary saw her and turned her back around. But Sara declared that she wasn’t thin enough for the sport, and she would never be. She believed it was impossible for her to lose enough weight, saying she had tried and failed before.
Coach O’Leary saw her potential and told her that her body type wasn’t suited for her current weight, but instead would be suited for 220 pounds. Sara was confused as most people told her that she needed to lose 130 pounds. Coach O’Leary reaffirmed that her competitive weight was 220 pounds, and Sara started off as a shot put competitor but trained every single afternoon with the rest of the track team.
Sara became a very competitive person, and by the end of their freshman year, she had lost over 40 pounds and won second place in the countywide shot put tournament. Three years later, during their senior year, she won 3rd place in the 10K county run, with a competitive weight of 132 pounds.
Sara’s story reminds us that the impossible is possible with consistency, daily rituals, and trying again every single day.
I Lose Faith Sometimes, Too
As a New York Times bestselling author and coach who has dedicated the last decade to helping people create more success and happiness in their lives, some might think I never fall short or fail miserably. But, of course, I’m human, and I fail at things far more than anyone can imagine.
Some of the things I struggle with daily include eating healthy, exercising, and loving myself. I also sometimes fail at being a great dad and husband. It’s natural to lose faith, but what’s essential isn’t what happens when we lose faith, but how we choose to respond.
We can choose to learn a lesson or two, get back up, and try again. Trying again every single day is what will lead us to achieve our goals and keep progressing.
What You Do Again & Again Defines You
Many of the most meaningful results we will ever achieve in our lives come from the little things we do repeatedly, every single day. The daily rituals we create amass gradual progress, through thick and thin, regardless of our unique talents, knowledge, or life circumstances.
The vast majority of the results in our lives, whether positive or negative, are a product of the small decisions we make over time. When we fail daily, these failures (those that we don’t learn and grow from) accumulate, leading us to fail big. Think of failing to do the little things that need to be done in a business. Over time, these little failures accumulate, and eventually, the business fails altogether.
The same concept applies to our lives. Our life is our business, and if we fail to do the little things every day, we’ll fail in the long run. We need to remind ourselves to focus on the small, positive steps forward we take each day that lead us to our goals.
Obvious but Not Easy to Sustain
The concept of taking it one day at a time and one step at a time might seem obvious, but we often forget and find ourselves yearning for instant gratification. We often trick ourselves into wanting too much too soon and never achieve anything worthwhile because we can’t choose just one or two things to focus on.
It would be best if you consciously shifted your daily focus away from the big goals you want to achieve and focus on the little daily rituals that actually support those goals. Gradual progress is key, and small, repeated, incremental efforts will get you there far faster than not getting there at all.
Do your best to sort out and get consistent with what’s right for you on a daily basis, even if it takes time. Start with one little thing and work your way up. It’s essential to commit to the small steps you take every day to reach your goals.
It’s easy to lose faith, but trying again every day leads us to achieve the impossible. Daily rituals are essential to achieving the most meaningful results in our lives, regardless of our unique circumstances. If we consciously shift our focus on the little things we do every day that support our goals, we’ll achieve them far quicker than not getting there at all.