Change Your Definition of Failure: It's How You Get Better

Change Your Definition of Failure: It's How You Get Better

A Note From The Desk of Matt Fetters

"I’ve always been a firm believer in being able to shape your own reality. The more aware you are that you create your reality, the less it needs to fall apart to get your attention. For example, what’s the difference between failures and lessons? To me, they are very similar and both rooted, ultimately, in failure. The key difference is turning a failure into a lesson.

You see, you can either let failures stop you in your tracks OR you can take note of what didn’t work, why it didn’t work, and change your approach or plan. It’s really that simple. As a fitness professional, it is my duty to take both my own failures and the past failures of clients and mold them into powerful lessons that ultimately move us all forward. Think on this for a bit – when is the last time a challenge or failure stopped you from moving forward in your life, whether in fitness, career, relationships, or otherwise? When is the last time you used the failure as feedback for a plan to move forward in a more powerful way? Which produced a better result? I think we both know the answer.


Now, what I’m about to share with you are two very harmless words... except when they’re used together. These words are... “Yeah, but...”


Let me explain with an example.


Person #1: “You know there’s never a perfect time to start exercising.”

Person #2: “Yeah, but things are just extra crazy right now with the holidays coming.”


You see, the phrase “yeah, but” does two things. It acknowledges the situation, challenge, etc. It refutes your ability to do anything about it. And the truth is that there’s never a “but” when something is important enough or a high enough priority to us. For example, if someone is diagnosed with cancer, their response wouldn’t be “yeah, but I just don’t have time to deal with this right now.” The reason I decided to share this message today is to simply bring this phrase to your attention. You can control your reality. You just have to take the daily actions.


My hope is that the next time you hear “yeah, but” either from yourself or from someone else, that you catch yourself, evaluate the scenario, and move toward “yeah” without the “But.”


P.S. What would happen if together we could help you turn past failures into a powerful plan toward success and living your best life?"


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Mattison Fetters



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