You Can’t Fail Until You Stop Trying

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Hey POPsters!!!

It’s nearing the end of November and I cannot believe the year is almost going to be over! I’m sitting here in my bed with my laptop on top of my covers looking out the window. It is so gloomy and rainy today in the Bay Area. Eew it makes me so sad. The only thing that can make this okay is a big chunky sweater, a cup of warm cinnamon-apple tea, and a vibrant fireplace setting!

Unfortunately that is NOT happening right now.

I need to edit your 1000 Workout for Thursday’s video and get packed for LA. I leave like in a few hours and my luggage is still sitting on the floor the same place where I left it last time when I got back home! Traveling is not as glamorous as it sounds. I really hate traveling. Well, I don’t like the act of traveling but being in new places is nice. It’s just that getting off my routine is really tough on me. It’s something I’m still trying to work on. But my diet and exercise routine goes crazy. I just always feel like I am on a vacay when I go somewhere. EVEN IF IT’S FOR WORK STUFF!!!! Yeah, so I always try to legitimize that it’s totally ok to have this ice cream dessert after dinner. Which is fine once in a while but not 3x a week 2-3 weeks out of the month – haha! So basically, travel has messed up my mind and I travel too much.


Last night, I was speaking with a friend of mine last night and we were talking about working hard and how to live life the way you dream it…it was one of those inspirational life talks. You know what I mean right? I was saying something about how I felt like there was so much going on, how overwhelmed I was, and how I felt so spread thin that nothing was going anywhere. But he reminded me a few things:

#1. Everything’s just fine. Stop worrying, it’s a waste of your energy. Keep chugging along and choose happiness.

#2. Hard work pays off. That’s just how the universe works. 

#3. You don’t fail until you stop trying. 

The last one resonated with me like you wouldn’t believe. I shared it on twitter and FB right away. I had never really thought about failure and success in that way…

You are not a failure until you become a quitter.

People who are successful are persistent and resilient. I mean, seriously, if you keep trying, you will eventually get where you want to go! You will. You just can’t stop until you get there.

So guys, today the thought I wanna leave with you is this:

You may fall a million times but it’s how you get back up that makes you stronger!

Hope you can apply this to the way you choose to live life passionately. I believe in you and so should you. You’re beautiful, full of character, and unique. You can do ANYTHING.

Love you,

<3 Cassey

  • bunny

    im up for your challange i have 2 things to over come one is to stop smoking i no its really bad and really hard to stop .so im going to stop today and i allso cant do pull ups so im going to work on that i love your work outs its changed my life i had a back operation that really messed me up. a 14 year old drunk ran over me with a truck. i was on the sofa for ever .but my dr said it would be ok to try ur work outs so i did and will its been 6 months and i have lost waight and gotten stronger i was in a size 16 ,17 when i started now im in a 10 it really feels good to no im getting some place and i can see the weight droping but still need to loose more and get some upper body work thats going to be my goal i run every day now and can do most of your work outs cassey you have made a big differance in my life thank you .i am on a fixed income so i cant buy the protion power or a lot of the things i wish i could. so i work harder and eat as clean as i can mostly vegies and fruit but its working and im very happy with what i have done so far im so glade i got off my rump lol and started your workouts i just took it 1 day at a time i hope others can change there lifes as much as i have it really feels graet just give it a try at least its more then u did yesterday .hugs bunny keep up the graet workouts im ready for it .

    • baby gorilla

      OMG that is so inspirational! Stay strong! :)

  • AC

    I’m in for the pull-ups – only difference that I’m not even able to do one! I’m working with a resistance band and my BF’s pull-up bar. :)
    Let’s see – Feb 28th is the day!

  • amaka

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  • ThaciaS

    Thanks for your little words of encouragement! Enough to get me through Friday and the weekend! Thanks!!

  • Tuba

    Casey, you have a really amazing energy! I agree with you about what you said. Life is short, time is going and we need to know its value.. We are unique and beautiful , nothing breaks our motivation =)

  • Arabella Leo

    Thanks Cassey. I really love you. :)

  • I’m in SoCal and think of the Bay area as freezing! Stay warm :)

  • charmaine

    Hey Cassey:) You sound comfy in your bed:)

    Try not to sweat the small stuff, your friend is right. And you know what, if there’s one thing i’ve learn’t from having anxiety, no one knows if you don’t show it…so hun you are stressing for nothing and EVERYTHING will come together as it should.

    My son has a tattoo it says “Never a failure, always a lesson” A reminder to him that even thou he may stuff up stuff, its a lesson:) xx

  • Jill

    Thanks so much Cassey for some wonderful words of wisdom, straight from the heart :) I would add, however, that sometimes quitting is the strongest and best thing you can do in a situation. I came to that point recently, where I had to admit that carrying on was such a waste of my energy, time and finances, and decided to throw in the towel. I don’t consider myself a failure; instead I think it was the smartest (and scariest) thing that I ever did. I thought I had wanted this thing so much but several years, thousands of dollars, and countless hours later, I feel sooooo happy working towards something new. And with a little perspective, it’s exactly what I needed :)

    Love you lots Cassey, thanks again for some great thoughts!

  • Hey lady, thanks for the positive boosts for the day. I am Day TWO for the Insanity workout and I needed to hear that ;)

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  • diane

    Cassey, I love you. ALOT. I feel like you are working too hard sometimes. I know you love it but you really have to leave time for you. Do you think you can start having guests post at times when you really need a break so you can have more Cassey time. This way when we do see you you’re the super Cassey that we all love!
    I love you girl!-Diane

  • linda

    Your comment can’t be in any better time!!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us, Cassey!! Xoxoxo!!!

  • Liz J

    As someone who is in the process of finishing college and applying to grad school, this is exactly what i needed to hear. Or read.

  • Elizabeth

    Cassey, yesterday I got uber stressed out over all the papers, projects, and presentations that I have due next week. This last year of college is taking a toll on me. Then last night I came to the conclusion that I was not going to stress any more, but just do it. For stressing about it just takes up time when I can be getting things done. I’m procrastinating right now, but I’m glad I stopped by your site, because it reminded me of what I promised myself last night. Thank you for helping keep on track :) Have the best time you can in your travels.

  • Jenny

    Thanks for this Cassey,

    So encouraging and inspiring! It’s really good to be resilent and persistent with things that we love doing such as living a healthy and fullfilling life. However, somethings are not worth spending our energy on… there is no need to be resilent and persistent to the point of hurting ourselves such as by staying in abusive relationships or keeping a boring job when we could be following a dream. I think we need to “pick our fights” well to use our persistence and resilience as a power for self-improvement and to create our own happiness.


  • Kara

    Aww I just love you Cassey! You always make me feel like there’s hope! :) Thank you for all you do.

  • Amanda Catron

    This same idea is one of my favorite lines from “The Last Kiss”! You can’t fail if you don’t give up!

    Michael: I’m in love with your daughter Stephen, Maybe that doesn’t mean anything you but I’m standing here. You are her father, I am looking you in the eyes and I’m telling you I will do anything in the world to get your daughter back.
    Stephen: Really?
    Michael: Really.
    Stephen: Anything?
    Michael: I’ll do anything.
    Stephen: People say that, they don’t mean it.
    Michael: But I mean it!
    Stephen: Well it’s very simple… do whatever it takes.
    Michael: It’s that simple?
    Stephen: Yes… you can’t fail if you don’t give up.

  • Thank you so much for your awesome blog posts. You really do keep me going even when I am ready to call it quits. Because of you and others I get the inspiration I need to keep going and apparently I am inspiring others too!

    You ROCK Cassey!

  • Thank you so much for your awesome blog posts. You really do keep me going even when I am ready to call it quits. Because of you and others I get the inspiration I need to keep going and apparently I am inspiring others too!

    You ROCK Cassey!

  • This put me in such a better mood :) thanks Cassey you are my inspiration and my idol! without you i could have never gotten healthy or have motivation to keep going! your’e the greatest :)

  • Liz

    You know what, Cassey? I really love you :) Keep doing what you do, because I’m behind you 100% and I know the rest of the Blogilates community is too!

  • Danielle

    Hi Cassey!

    I love this post! I am currently in a transition for the better, and I’m getting closer everyday to where I want to be. I am so happy I found your website because I have started doing Pilates again and I love all the inspiration you post! Oh yeah, the recipes too! Currently have the banana oat cookies baking right now, so yummy! Thanks again and hopefully the rain doesn’t get you down. I am actually glad it’s here!

    Danielle :-)