Julie Ignat is a 28-year-old Painesville Township resident who is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill
What is failure? What is success? What if you can have both...at the same time?
During the last six months of my weight lose journey I have asked myself these questions time and again. And today I know the answer to both questions. Failure is a negative state of mind. Success is a favorable outcome. And I have realized that yes, I have both at the same time every time I step on the scale. I have success when I see that the number has gone down even if it is by 0.1 pounds- that is a favorable outcome, but failure because I myself see it negatively...why isn't the number bigger?
Learning to not be afraid of failure is the hardest thing I have had to learn this year. Failure is an option but so is getting up and trying again. I have learned it's all about mind set. Set your mind to the positive and find success.