Failing Forward

Most people avoid failing with a vengeance. If something seems like it won’t work or if failure is even a possibility; stopping seems like the best choice.

After all, who wants to fail?


I embrace failure with open arms.

Superseting squats and wall sits results in a nearly dead Donloree flopping on the floor of the YMCA like a dead fish.

Failure is the starting point for winning. In the weight room if you don’t push your muscles to failure, they never get the signal that they need to be stronger.

The greatest gains come from the greatest failures.

Collapsing on the gym floor gives you the opportunity to stand up and come back stronger than before.

Growing your self esteem, positive attitude, discipline, focus, and ability to live on purpose takes failure. I can’t tell you the amount of times I have found myself gasping for breath on the gym floor of life while trying to see what is great about myself, possible, or just around the corner.

Pushing yourself past what you know you can do results in doing more than you ever thought you could do.

Anything is possible.

Never, ever stop failing because the day you stop failing is the day you stop growing.

Fail forward into success. 

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  1. YOU young lady are a constant inspiration…..

  2. I just stood up for myself and my integrity today and lost my job because of it. I don’t regret doing it but the part of me that wants to follow all the rules is second guessing my actions. Thanks for this post. I needed to hear that I am growing and changing for this decision that I made.

  3. Thank you for the reminder that failing is part of growing. I needed to hear that today.

  4. Candice Ryan says

    thank you for your post. Yesterday i had my first upper body workout with a personal trainer and by the end of my workout my one arm gave out and i dropped my 5 pound weight to the ground (good thing i was already laying on it) My trainer said “fail” and i accepted that. Because next time i’ll work harder and it wont be a fail. You have to lose to win.

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