I know that most running bloggers, fitness experts and motivators share things that are positive, forward driven and full of happy thoughts. I know because I am one of those bloggers. I love reading a perfect training session and unicorn fitness dreams. But what happens when our favorites make a mistake or fail at something? Do they admit it? Do they share on Facebook? or Instagram? For the most part, probably not and I get it. I H A T E admitting I made a mistake and I definitely don't want to share it with the world. BUT...
This weekend was an eye-opener for me. I will TRY and admit what I failed at. U G H!!! Ok, I went to take another "Health Expert-type" exam and let's just say I missed the mark. #mad_emoji_face #embarrassed #frusTRATED
Yes, the trainer, the runner, the sports-mom and the coach has to re-take an exam on something I ALREADY KNOW! Let me just type, that was hard to type.
I could give you a ton of excuses but what good...OK...I didn't get enough sleep CRAMMING for the darn thing and I allowed LIFE to take over my study time. Excuses, maybe. Consequences, predictable.
Ok, back to LEARNING! What did I learn from this experience? Well, that I (singular) wasted A LOT of time not studying and allowing external situations to take over. Also, it's no one's fault but mine. Yes, I am a busy, working mother but if I want something bad enough, I KNOW how to make the time and space to get it done. NO EXCUSES.
The moral of the story? There are NO mistakes, NO failures and NO ONE ELSE to blame for your own short comings. Yes, there are things in life that may slow you down but it doesn't mean you can't get back up and try again. That's what I am going to do. TRY AGAIN and PASS with flying colors.
MY LESSON in all this?
BY-GONE. I can retake the test.
STILL CERTIFIED. I am certified in 3 others Health Certifications.
HUMAN. Yes, life gets in the way because I am human.
MOTIVATION. This weekend has really pushed me to re-organize my life and keep going, now with a little fire under my pants.
LEARN - lərn/
gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in (something) by study, experience, or being taught.
synonyms: acquire a knowledge of, acquire skill in, become competent in, become proficient in, grasp, master, take in, absorb, assimilate, digest, familiarize oneself with...