I woke up this morning and eagerly anticipated watching the Wimbledon Men’s final. It is always a tremendous achievement to get to the final but to win it is an entirely different feat. Last year, Andy Murray was left in tears as Roger Federer snatched the trophy from him in the final. This year however, Murray showed what true grit and perseverance can bring – ecstasy and success. He defeated the number 1 player in the world, Novak Djokovic, and became the first British player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. If at first you do not succeed, try and try again. Congratulations Andy!
What can we learn from this remarkable story. Sometimes your greatest defeats can become your greatest assets. Andy said he learned the most from his biggest losses. And so can you! Whenever you set a goal, keep this in mind. When you are trying to develop new habits, persevere past your struggles and success will be yours.
There will be times where the struggle may seem insurmountable but that is just a sign which means you are on the right track. I understand failing is not an easy pill to swallow but failure is something all successful people must face and overcome. Andy Murray admitted that his loss to Federer in the 2012 final hurt so badly that it left him emotionally scarred. But the key is that he didn’t quit. He came back this year and tried again….he came back this year and won.