We know we should be resilient; pick ourselves up after a setback and move forward. Carry on.
When it comes right down to it, what exactly does this MEAN? If you’re like me, you may find checklists and action steps to be very helpful. When I’m feeling lousy and wanting more to wallow in a little self-pity than to truly move ahead, being told what to do next can be beneficial.
It’s because of this that I found the 10 Ways to Deal with Setbacks article from TechRepublic to be sound advice. Below are suggestions regarding what to do when failure has come knocking at your door. As the article says – tips for prevailing even when things go wrong.
- Step back and reflect
- Find a confidante
- Stay positive
- Focus on the future more than the past
- Learn from the experience
- Be careful regarding blame
- Find a way to benefit
- Write about your experience
- Teach others
- Remember that failure isn’t final
Yes, it’s definitely easier to read the list than to actually do it all. But then, wallowing in self-pity isn’t a compelling option, either. Taking each one, one step at a time, will help you move forward after a setback and will assist your efforts to progress past any setback.