Try, try again!

 

 

Cory as Atalanta on the TV show "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"

Cory as Atalanta on the TV show "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” Few times in our history has this old saying had so much merit. Times are tough right now for a lot of people all over the world, and the ones who are able to pick themselves up, brush it off and move on despite setbacks are the ones who will survive the best.  

Setbacks are not permanent. Just because you experienced one little setback doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed again.  Look at kids.  Kids don’t stop trying to walk because they fall down once.  They get up and down 100 times before they get it right.  We should all use this same principle… try, try again. 

The most successful athletes have also failed.  I personally lost a number of bodybuilding contests before I won my first Ms. Olympia.  I also went through a number of different careers before settling into this one. I went from designing hospitals to working in a lumber yard hauling 4×8 sheets of particle board. That doesn’t mean I failed at the others.

You aren’t the only person in the world who hasn’t succeeded on the first try and it is not a reflection upon your self-worth as a person.  It is just being human.

Remember it takes courage to work toward a goal ..why?.. Because you risk not achieving it. 

If you tried your best, then you can be proud of your accomplishments regardless of the end result.

My Dad use to tell me, “When you get knocked down you have two choices…to stay down or get up and try again.”  I always enjoyed getting back up.

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5 Responses to “Try, try again!”

  1. Alina Says:

    Beautiful words. And true.

  2. Mike Says:

    Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

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  3. John Says:

    Cory,

    Try, try is a beautifully written piece written by a truly beautiful spirit. Please try, try considering writing motivational books again.

    Bless you,
    John

  4. gwen Says:

    Cory.
    I am 50 years and would like to body build is it to late

  5. snoozie Says:

    wow – Hi there. great comments from a former DHS warrior. Someone mentioned your name today and by golly an o*yad was nearby. Yup – there’s a bunch of photos of Cory in the book. 😉

    We were in several art classes together.

    Several years ago I actually started running… did several marathons.

    cheers,
    from a former DHS grad of ’76

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