Frustration at Perceived Failure

I repeat like a mantra to myself that this is a lifestyle choice. I really try to not compare myself to others who clearly have more dedication to the sport of running than I do, not to mention more dedication to reaching their fitness goals. I try to both acknowledge my age, my health, my job, while not making excuses for myself. It is still hard to not feel like I am failing when I consistently do not/can not stick to my training schedule and goals.

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Be a Failure

On its face, fear is neither good nor bad. It’s simply part of our biological makeup. It can be beneficial in that fear warns us of potential danger and is a key component of our self-preservation. Fear also serves as a reminder of the repercussions of our actions, causing us (ideally) to think before we act. However, if allowed to run wild, fear can also sabotage our long-success and stifle us. It can rob us of one of the most important experiences we stand to gain in life: failure.