While this post may appear to be about deadlifting (and I do love deadlifts) it is actually about so much more. Read on…
In the social media world, many people love to talk about their success stories and paint a picture of perfection. When it comes to health, fitness, performance, careers, relationships, parenting, business ownership, etc., our expectations and perceptions of reality can be very skewed.
If you watch this deadlift video compilation, you’ll see plenty of failures, frustration, and some success. I made a lot of mistakes. I recall a time when I thought I just needed to push harder to make progress. It didn’t work. I had to do things differently. I had to get help from others who knew more than I did. I had to learn and evolve my training, my sleep strategies, my recovery practices, my mindset, and my nutrition.
I played the long game and eventually succeeded at hitting my goal of a 3x bodyweight deadlift. It took years. If you have ever succeeded at something, the chances are you have struggled and failed too.
You may be reading this and thinking “I don’t care how much I can deadlift” and that’s why this post really isn’t about deadlifting. It’s about ANYTHING you want to achieve.
Are you willing to play the long game and allow yourself to fail to eventually succeed?