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Swimming Motivation Monday: Failure

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

Don’t worry about failure, you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston.

It is a well known fact that as an inventor, Thomas Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” Before undertaking any new adventure or endeavour, it is vital to check your mindset. Especially if it’s your first time trying something, the likelihood of failure is very high, and you need to be prepared to deal with it. You must have the guts to experiment, you must have the courage to try hundreds of different things and you must be prepared to fail. You must be prepared to learn through failure and put your ego aside. You have to admit to yourself that you’re wrong, that you don’t know anything. At least in the beginning.

It’s easy to call failure after the first setback. But preparing for the unexpected is isn’t just sound judgement, it’s solid life planning. It’s impossible to get everything right every time. The best way to cope with failure is adjusting your mindset. You can either call it a failure, or you can call it learning a lesson. If you choose to think of failure as a teacher, then you can approach the problem again, with updated information and a revised plan that accounts for your circumstances of failure in the original scenario. There’s an old saying, first attributed to German General Helmuth von Moltke, and now used the world over in all walks of life: “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” When plans meet the real world, it’s not the real world that will yield to your plan; you much adapt whatever you’re doing to the circumstances truly at hand. Being caught up in your plans is like being caught up in your vehicle’s dashboard instruments. They provide local information, but they do so without context.

There is nothing out there you can’t accomplish. However, the problem with a negative thought is not just contained within that moment. One singular negative thought can often serve as a catalyst for a chain of negativity. That negativity, if gone unchecked, will lead to pessimism, and ultimately defeatism and hopelessness. The resulting cycle leads to perpetual cynicism, and an aversion to new thought, new ideas, new experiences. A helpful tip is to look for the silver lining in every situation. If you’re thinking negatively because of the fear of failure, remember you only have to be right once. No matter how dim it seems, there is always a way through. Life never throws you more than you can handle.

Remember, the master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.

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Don't Worry About Failure

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Swimming Motivation Monday: Plan A

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

If “Plan A” doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. – Claire Cook.

It’s easy to call failure after the first setback. But preparing for the unexpected is isn’t just sound judgement, it’s solid life planning. It’s impossible to get everything right every time. The best way to cope with failure is adjusting your mindset. You can either call it a failure, or you can call it learning a lesson. If you choose to think of failure as a teacher, then you can approach the problem again, with updated information and a revised plan that accounts for your circumstances of failure in the original scenario. There’s an old saying, first attributed to German General Helmuth von Moltke, and now used the world over in all walks of life: “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” When plans meet the real world, it’s not the real world that will yield to your plan; you much adapt whatever you’re doing to the circumstances truly at hand. Being caught up in your plans is like being caught up in your vehicle’s dashboard instruments. They provide local information, but they do so without context.

There is nothing out there you can’t accomplish. However, the problem with a negative thought is not just contained within that moment. One singular negative thought can often serve as a catalyst for a chain of negativity. That negativity, if gone unchecked, will lead to pessimism, and ultimately defeatism and hopelessness. The resulting cycle leads to perpetual cynicism, and an aversion to new thought, new ideas, new experiences. A helpful tip is to look for the silver lining in every situation. If you’re thinking negatively because of the fear of failure, remember you only have to be right once. No matter how dim it seems, there is always a way through. Life never throws you more than you can handle.

Be ready for anything.

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Swimming Motivation Monday: Quality

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking, – Henry Ford.

It’s been proven that people behave differently when they know they’re being watched. Suddenly there’s a need to display the best version of yourself, whether it’s to avoid criticism, to fit in, or to show off. In today’s super competitive business world it is easy to lose sight at the importance of taking pride in what you do and what you produce. But successful people always perform as if they are being watched. Even when no one is watching, they are watching themselves and hold themselves to that standard. The higher standard forms the foundation of their success, it is a reflection of their peak performance levels. The result is high quality in work, which can also positively affect those around them.

There is nothing out there you can’t accomplish. However, the problem with a negative thought is not just contained within that moment. One singular negative thought can often serve as a catalyst for a chain of negativity. That negativity, if gone unchecked, will lead to pessimism, and ultimately defeatism and hopelessness. The resulting cycle leads to perpetual cynicism, and an aversion to new thought, new ideas, new experiences. A helpful tip is to look for the silver lining in every situation. If you’re thinking negatively because of the fear of failure, remember you only have to be right once. No matter how dim it seems, there is always a way through. Life never throws you more than you can handle.

Someone with determination and an aspiration to do something in life will focus on their tasks, accomplishments and goals, instead of focusing on competition around them. Many a times, people get driven by competition around them. If you are more keen on getting ahead of others, you will never be focused on your goals because you attention is diverted elsewhere. People who are genuinely interested in achieving their goals for their self-satisfaction are those who have real talent and are keen on enhancing their skills and capabilities. This group of people will go far in life. Being the best is a byproduct of your drive to achieve.

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Quality means doing it right when no one is watching

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Swimming Motivation Monday: Wish You Were Better

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. – Jim Rohn

Both at work and in your day to day lives, we all face discouraging situations. Sometimes we even feel like throwing in the towel. It could be a difficult client or boss, or an exam that’s coming up. No matter what comes your way just remember; life doesn’t throw you anything you can’t handle. Keep your head held high and power through it. Summon your inner strength and seek help when you have to. Do what you have to do to get the job done.

Successful individuals don’t dream about being successful because they’re too busy being successful. They’re too busy to notice when or where it started. Success happens when you don’t have a lazy bone in your body and learn to efficiently manage your time. When you have this everything else will follow and you will achieve success beyond your wildest hopes and dreams. So here we encourage you to stop thinking and start doing. Get busy and begin to experiment with your gifts/talents. You’ll realize success looks nothing like you’ve ever imagined, nor is it suited for anyone any more than it is for you.

The quickest path to mediocrity is by living through established norms and standards. You are you and that is your greatest power. No one can take that away from you. There is something out there that you can do better than everybody else. Find it and set the standard for excellence. It is only through setting new standards that we can advance ourselves and humanity as a whole. That journey begins with understanding and embracing that you are unique and society is better off for it.

You want something, just go get it.

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Don’t wish it were easier wish you were better

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Swimming Motivation Monday: Probability of Success

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

Action skews the probability of success which others mistake as luck.

Successful individuals don’t dream about being successful because they’re too busy being successful. They’re too busy to notice when or where it started. Success happens when you don’t have a lazy bone in your body and learn to efficiently manage your time. When you have this everything else will follow and you will achieve success beyond your wildest hopes and dreams. So here we encourage you to stop thinking and start doing. Get busy and begin to experiment with your gifts/talents. You’ll realize success looks nothing like you’ve ever imagined, nor is it suited for anyone any more than it is for you.

Life can be viewed as a series of steps along a journey. The roles you hold today or have held in the past are often linked to what you will do later, but perhaps not in ways that you might identify immediately or even understand at the moment. And that’s okay. When the time comes to pounce on your big opportunity, the more experience and self-education you have, the more prepared you will be to capitalize on it. Maybe you’re learning the ins and outs of a hobby, maybe you’re learning how to manage others, maybe you’re learning something you think is irrelevant, maybe you’re even learning what not do to or what you don’t like at work. Wherever you work, wherever you study, if you’re not learning anything, you’re not helping yourself move forward.

The quickest path to mediocrity is by living through established norms and standards. You are you and that is your greatest power. No one can take that away from you. There is something out there that you can do better than everybody else. Find it and set the standard for excellence. It is only through setting new standards that we can advance ourselves and humanity as a whole. That journey begins with understanding and embracing that you are unique and society is better off for it.

You want something, just go get it.

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Action Skews the Probability of Success

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Swimming Motivation Monday: Never Say I Can’t

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

Never say “I can’t.” Ask yourself “How can I?”

There is nothing out there you can’t accomplish. However, the problem with a negative thought is not just contained within that moment. One singular negative thought can often serve as a catalyst for a chain of negativity. That negativity, if gone unchecked, will lead to pessimism, and ultimately defeatism and hopelessness. The resulting cycle leads to perpetual cynicism, and an aversion to new thought, new ideas, new experiences. A helpful tip is to look for the silver lining in every situation. If you’re thinking negatively because of the fear of failure, remember you only have to be right once. No matter how dim it seems, there is always a way through. Life never throws you more than you can handle.

It’s always possible to find some objection to any proposed course of action, and there will always be a “reason” for not doing something we’re inwardly compelled to do. There will always be a reason that makes it seems either impossible or futile. So, you just have to go, plunge ahead like a fool, so to speak, ignoring the obstacles.

There will always be something practical that seemingly needs to be done more, time will always be tight, you’ll always have doubts, etc. You won’t be able to wipe these out first and then start on what you want to do: thus saying that you just “have to go.”

The quickest path to mediocrity is by living through established norms and standards. You are you and that is your greatest power. No one can take that away from you. There is something out there that you can do better than everybody else. Find it and set the standard for excellence. It is only through setting new standards that we can advance ourselves and humanity as a whole. That journey begins with understanding and embracing that you are unique and society is better off for it.

You want something, just go get it.

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Never Say I Can't

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Swimming Motivation Monday: Being Different

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else.

The quickest path to mediocrity is by living through established norms and standards. You are you and that is your greatest power. No one can take that away from you. There is something out there that you can do better than everybody else. Find it and set the standard for excellence. It is only through setting new standards that we can advance ourselves and humanity as a whole. That journey begins with understanding and embracing that you are unique and society is better off for it.

Someone with determination and an aspiration to do something in life will focus on their tasks, accomplishments and goals, instead of focusing on competition around them. Many a times, people get driven by competition around them. If you are more keen on getting ahead of others, you will never be focused on your goals because you attention is diverted elsewhere. People who are genuinely interested in achieving their goals for their self-satisfaction are those who have real talent and are keen on enhancing their skills and capabilities. This group of people will go far in life. Being the best is a byproduct of your drive to achieve.

Life can be viewed as a series of steps along a journey. The roles you hold today or have held in the past are often linked to what you will do later, but perhaps not in ways that you might identify immediately or even understand at the moment. And that’s okay. When the time comes to pounce on your big opportunity, the more experience and self-education you have, the more prepared you will be to capitalize on it. Maybe you’re learning the ins and outs of a hobby, maybe you’re learning how to manage others, maybe you’re learning something you think is irrelevant, maybe you’re even learning what not do to or what you don’t like at work.

Wherever you work, wherever you study, if you’re not learning anything, you’re not helping yourself move forward.

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Don't be Afraid of Being Different

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Swimming Motivation Monday: When Something is Important Enough

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds aren’t in your favour. – Elon Musk.

This is the mantra by which arguably the most important entrepreneur of the 21st century, Elon Musk, lives by. With this attitude, he took on the automotive industry and changed the social stigma on electric powered vehicles. With this attitude, he challenged NASA to colonize Mars. With this attitude, any one of us can can attack any problem knowing that our fears are nothing more than subsumed within our desire to achieve something better, something important, something worth fighting for.

The problem with a negative thought is not just contained within that moment. One singular negative thought can often serve as a catalyst for a chain of negativity. That negativity, if gone unchecked, will lead to pessimism, and ultimately defeatism and hopelessness. The resulting cycle leads to perpetual cynicism, and an aversion to new thought, new ideas, new experiences. A helpful tip is to look for the silver lining in every situation. If you’re thinking negatively because of the fear of failure, remember you only have to be right once. No matter how dim it seems, there is always a way through. Life never throws you more than you can handle.

Anyone who has failed to form good habits (or break bad ones) in the past and is now succeeding understands that continuous dedication and focus are key ingredients for progress. Remember that criticism is peoples’ way of coping with their own insecurity. If you’re ever facing criticism or condescension for your hard work and dedication, ask yourself if you’ve ever met a hater who’s doing better than you? Haters are actually lovers hating the fact that they are secretly in love with you. You keep doing you.

Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.

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When something is important enough

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Swimming Motivation Monday: Following Your Dreams

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives. Monomaniacal focus on a single goal is perhaps the ultimate success stratagem. It’s a pattern found in everyone from Edison to Einstein. When you’re able to focus on a single goal, constantly, your achievements reach their theoretical limit. By adopting the perspectives of people who have already achieved their dreams, you can wrap your mind around the challenges you face in your own life, and remain resolved in accomplishing your goals.

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Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself

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Swimming Motivation Monday: The Power of Thought

Today’s Swimming Motivation Monday:

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

The problem with a negative thought is not just contained within that moment. One singular negative thought can often serve as a catalyst for a chain of negativity. That negativity, if gone unchecked, will lead to pessimism, and ultimately defeatism and hopelessness. The resulting cycle leads to perpetual cynicism, and an aversion to new thought, new ideas, new experiences. A helpful tip is to look for the silver lining in every situation. If you’re thinking negatively because of the fear of failure, remember you only have to be right once. No matter how dim it seems, there is always a way through. Life never throws you more than you can handle.

Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.

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