Chance Chat #35: Failure to Try

I’ve been up since 5 preparing for the Superiorman Triathlon Short Course! (as long as nothing dramatic happens). I have no idea if I will finish. It’s been over a week since I’ve been in a lake, or on a bike. I could have deferred my entry to next year, but I felt it was best to jump in and do the dang thing.

Not To Try

Not Trying would be a failure. I know I can do each distance individually, I’m not sure how my body will react to doing each distance back to back to back, but I know I won’t fail. Even if I don’t finish… lining up, jumping off the boat, and seeing what happens will be a success.

Failure is something I have talked about a lot this year. As I make all sorts of changes this year it is highly likely that a couple of these changes will need to be changed again. But hiding at home is not an option. I have to be brave enough to make a mistake. I have to take a chance and try something.

Trying is powerful. It allows me to recognize that I don’t know exactly what I’m doing, and I don’t know exactly what will happen.

Is there anything you are going to try in the next year? Or if you’re really brave, in the next week or month?

P.S. Here’s 15 weeks ago where I talked about failure vs. failing.