Fail To Succeed?
By: Jeffrey C. Stone, Sr.
Founder and President of My Personal Trainer™ and B.O.S.S.™ Training Certification
Just where and when was it ever demonstrated that the MAJORITY were ever right in
To determine what is right, you must first be aware of what is wrong. Can there
be right without wrong? Can there be light without darkness? Can there be good without
evil? CAN THERE BE SUCCESS WITHOUT FAILURE?
A true understanding of something's history is an absolute requirement to understanding
anything in any field of interest, and yes, many earlier failures are almost always
needed to produce success. Earlier studies, early developments, early theories,
early opinions. Almost all real breakthroughs were made possible by earlier work
in the same field of endeavor and studying not only the successes and progress made,
but also the mistakes and failures encountered which helps put us on the proper
course of action needed to produce the right result.
I have spent over 35 years watching and studying other's work in the Fitness and
Weight Loss industries, work that has produced mostly failure with a few successes.
I have used, I guess, thousands of trials and errors, trials and successes of both
what others have done as well as what I have done. My successes were never my educator
in life. Success only supports our bias and superstitions that inflate our egos
much more than our knowledge of what really is true and what really works. It is
our failures in life, if we are wise, pay attention and learn from them, that teach
us something. Most people look at one's failures with contempt, sarcasm and ridicule,
while the wise, the understanding and the successful look at it as a means to study,
investigate and ask the most important question for producing success, WHY? Until
we can figure out why something didn't work, we will never be able to figure out
WHY IT WILL WORK.
In my many years of experience in this industry, I have asked this question more
times than I can ever remember. WHY? Why did that not work but this did? My failures
are what helped produce all of my successes. It is now called MY PERSONAL TRAINER™!
God bless you, your family and this great nation that still gives us the OPPORTUNITY
to ask that question, WHY, so we can all get our own small or large piece of the
American dream. But remember, a dream without an intelligent plan of action will
only produce a good night's sleep!
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