Motivation Monday – 4-letter word | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


You ready for some quotes? Oh, I’ve got quotes…

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again.  You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.  ~Mary Pickford

As I read through several weigh in posts on Wednesday, I noticed the recurrence of the worst 4-letter word I can think of.


Even worse, “fail”s ugly stepsister “EPIC FAIL” showed up, too!

And I’m going to be honest with you. It makes me sad to think that so many of you think that you failed or are failing, even if it was in creating a new habit.

I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.  ~Thomas Edison

Why do we see no gray area between failure and perfection? There needs to be room for trial and error, attempts, tripping, detours, and hiccups.

There is no failure. Only feedback. ~Robert Allen

So much of what we do is above and beyond what we would normally expect of ourselves, but instead of focusing on the 100 things a day that we do exceptionally well, we berate ourselves for the one thing that we had trouble with.

The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything – and it works. ~William Strong

Let me tell you something right now.  YOU are not failing at weight loss.  YOU are succeeding at weight loss because you are trying. You try today. If today doesn’t pan out the way you wanted it to, you try again tomorrow.

There is no failure except in no longer trying. ~Elbert Hubbard

Go out today and succeed.  Then congratulate yourself for your successes.  If you meet an obstacle, figure out a way around it and try again.  Keep trying until you figure out a way to make it work.

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. ~Benjamin Franklin

And I’m telling you, if I see one single person use the words “fail” or “epic fail” in their post this week, I’m gonna open a can of positivity on your arse…

I’m just sayin’…

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