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Handling setbacks.

Sunday, February 22, 2004 by  
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As I suspected, I’ve lost 1/4″ from my arms and chest. Losing weight was easy compared to the frustration I’m feeling right now. I worked very hard for the muscle I managed to put on prior to my shoulder injury, so it’s not easy sitting around waiting for my shoulder to heal as my upper body muscles atrophy.

I know today’s post is uncharacteristically negative, but there’s some value in that, and a lesson to be learned: everyone gets frustrated from time-to-time, and we all suffer setbacks. It’s how you handle those setbacks that sets you apart from the rest of the crowd. It’s OK to feel frustrated once in a while, but you’ve got to take those negative feelings and spin it into fuel and desire. Whatever you do, don’t let a setback become an excuse to quit or give up. Right now I’m feeling frustrated, but I’m not going to dwell on it any more. I’m going to save it for later. When my shoulder does heal – and it will – I’m going to be a ******* animal in the weight room, and I will reach my goals.

OK! I feel much better now. Have a great day!

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