I think back to my childhood, and if I’m correct, the same people that told my generation you can be whatever you want to be!, also told us failure is not an option!

Both: Complete Bullshit.


Failure is how we learn, how we improve and how we learn to improve. If you want to succeed in life you have to fail. You have to make mistakes. If you think business owners, and CEO’s are born lucky, I’ve got news for you:

Most have made more mistakes, and have failed more times then your average employee.

The big difference is, they utilized their failures to grow and/or put their failures behind them.

As an example, I’d like to use my career. I choose to use my career, because there isn’t a Firefighter that hasn’t made a handful of mistakes. Of course, in my industry the margin for error is much more thin then average. Push the wrong drug, turn your back to the fire, run code 3 through an intersection without looking, and it can be oversville for good.


That doesn’t mean we don’t learn from our mistakes. It’s crucial to learn from our mistakes. If you don’t embrace your failures, own them out right, then it becomes impossible to learn. Every failure is a teachable moment. Use that moment to perfect yourself just a little bit more.


Once you’ve recognized how and why you failed, set yourself up to succeed. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Come up with a game plan to get you to that next level.


  • Put your wallet in the same spot every night.
  • Put your keys in the same pocket every time
  • Drink a gallon of water a day
  • Make your bed in the morning
  • Do your laundry
  • Pack your lunch the night before
  • Pick out the next day’s outfit the night before

Simple little things like the aforementioned not only make your life that much easier, it can also lead to larger scale organization.


  • Own it

Shit, I forgot my ID

  • Fix it

I’ll put it in my wallet when I get home, and I’ll never take it out again.

  • Move on!!!

Well, I wont do that again. Oh wow!, Miley Cyrus and Hanna Montana are the same person; MIND BLOWN!

Own it. Fix it. Move on. It works on everything from petty failures to huge “I got fired today” fuck ups. Of course, the repercussions are vastly more different and have extremely different consequences, but the the three steps are still the same.


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Thank you for checking out my blog! As of December 2016, I decided to change my life completely. I was sick of being overweight, depressed, unhappy and exhausted; I was completely broken as a person. I decided to start taking steps to change it, and in some ways it was far more easy than I expected, and in other ways is was way harder than expected. Either way, I began a journey to make my life better, and now I’m hooked on that journey. I’ve lost over 60 lbs, and landed a great career. I’ve changed who I was as a person, both mentally and physically. A former fat-ass and desk jockey I’m now a full time Fire Fighter/EMT-IV/TT in beautiful Colorado. I believe your own mind is your worst enemy, and I’m on a journey in life to help people transform that. I’m a lover of good food and fitness. I believe in taking a very down to earth approach to everything in life; facts don’t care about feelings, but how you feel is how you’ll live. As of 01/11/2018, I became a brand new blogger, inspired by having absolutely nothing to do after the gym while on shift at the Fire Department. I am completely open to suggestions and constructive criticism. I currently reside in Colorado with my wife and kids.

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