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Don't Be Afraid to Lose

June 15, 20222 min read

Don't Be Afraid to Lose

Some people are so afraid to lose that they never give themselves the chance to win.

But if winning is the main driver, you likely won’t be able to embrace the challenges that come with embodying the life and mentality of a champion.

Many people fantasize over “the moment” more than they do the stepping stones to get there.

Respecting the outcome requires respect for the process and that includes the shortcomings, challenges, difficulties, brick walls, confusion, inner and outer turmoil, missteps… but not everyone “wants” that the way they want the win.

I have been competing since 2015. I’ve done 10 shows and have had many a prep and improvement seasons. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve changed a lot. I’ve won. I’ve lost.

Others have told me it’s such a long time to have been competing without a really big result such as an overall win or a pro card.

Yes I want those things. But I want more to improve, feel empowered, live this lifestyle, earn it.

I do this because I love it, I want to show that you can have your mental health and compete, to represent overcoming & persistence, & it ADDS so much to my life!!

If it were about the end result only, I would’ve quit a long time ago.

I have faith that my time will come.

I also know that when it happens or “if” it happens…what matters more is that I showed up every day with a winning mentality no matter what.

I’ve been vulnerable in my journey, gotten on stage when I wasn’t my most confident & still loved it, persevered through challenges, committed to growth in other areas of my life, made mistakes.

I haven’t given up & I won’t because this is my life.

Instead of fearing loss, what if you accepted that it comes with the territory of pursuing wins?

Whether it’s a loss like not placing or a loss as in a setback in your prep…

It’s about how you perceive it & whether you continue to learn & apply or instead let it consume you.

I want to be an athlete defined & consumed by my passion, efforts, contribution, & consistency above anything. Win or lose if I commit to that, to myself, to my values, I can feel proud.

11 days out check in & seeing the body I worked so hard to build come through more & more!

Celeste Rains-Turk

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