Bounce Back After a Setback

Oct 17, 2019 | Australian College

Dealing with setbacks is a part of life, however, no one is ever immune to it. No matter how many times we go through difficulties and eventually overcome them, they can still get to us sometimes. When morale is down and emotions are high after experiencing multiple failures and disappointments, You might find it hard to survive, recover and learn important lessons during the really tough times.

Take note of these tips to help you bounce back from any setback:

Crisis management

A Crisis can be anything such as having negative feelings, disasters via natural causes, health issues, family problems, professional and personal matters, so on and so forth. It could be hard to think straight under extreme circumstances. What do we do to fearlessly conquer any crisis? Devise a plan! There are a lot of proactive steps you can take whenever things get awry. Read the blog post Be Prepared For Anything for more insightful advice.

Find out the cause of the setback

It’s better to find the cause of the setback during the early stages rather than waiting until it has grown and escalated. Look for the early warning signs then nip it in the bud *before things get out of hand.

Don’t be afraid to try again. 

You were confident that you were making so much progress but something happened and you seem to have come up against a brick wall. You get angry and frustrated and resort to band-aid solutions. Sure it can get you far, but not enough to get out of the sticky situation. When you’ve reached the point where you realise that there is nothing much you can do about it, consider starting from square one. Make adjustments to your strategy if you have to. The lessons you’ve learned from your previous experience will help you perform much better the next time around.

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” Gever Tulley

“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.” Ralph Marston

“I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don’t always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.” Jennifer Hyman

“Striving for success is healthy – but believing you need to succeed the first time around may backfire. Mentally strong people believe failure is part of the process toward a long journey to success. By viewing failure as a temporary setback, they’re able to bounce back and move forward with ease.” Amy Morin

“Every setback means you’re one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass.” Joel Osteen

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