What does ‘success’ really mean? And how do you decipher who you consider to be a role model?
We caught up with CocoPro – a brand that has grown beyond their healthy protein drinks to build a community that champions those challenging themselves to achieve personal goals, encouraging motivation at every hurdle even if those leaps lead to set backs along the way. As we’ve all heard before – “if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you” – in whatever walk of like you may be looking to make that adjustment.
CocoPro ambassador and leading health & fitness professional David Osgathorp defines below his views about ‘success’ and the importance of being prepared to take risks and, on occasion, to fail.
Chances are, there is someone you aspire to be like and, with the wonderful filters of social media, it is all too easy to be manipulated into believing that others appear more successful than they really are. The dream of that exciting life packed with adventure, fulfilment and happiness seems so far away..
It’s easy to fall into the trap of ‘making do’ be it in your job, relationship or life accomplishments, but how do we set about turning that around and start winning in our own life? In David’s opinion, it begins with being prepared to fail.
We know deep down what we really want from life and the truth is, the only thing that stands between wanting something and having something is the amount of work we are prepared to put in. Herein lies the huge problem. David believes that through the fear of failure, we often decide that it is better to avoid going after something than to try to reach for it and fail, when the truth is that failure is inevitable in many areas of life. As children we are full of dreams and the role of any good parent is to encourage those dreams. But what happens as adults, when we fail to encourage our own dreams or those of the people closest to us?
What’s really the worst that can happen if we just ‘go for it’? We may not get the job or get the new business plan accepted, we may completely embarrass ourselves at the gym and feel the need to find a new place to exercise far, far away. But what if we succeed? Without a doubt – life gets better. Taking a risk means you either win or you learn. The only failure comes when you don’t take a chance.
Life isn’t about accepting something less, it’s about pushing for the best. It’s about realising your true potential and becoming the best possible version of yourself.