Thursday, 30 October 2014
How To Handle Setbacks
Everyone in their life is going to experience set backs at some point in their life but in my experience and from what I've seen the most important part is how we choose to react to them. There are so many problems that can arise in day to day life but if you react positively they go from being disasters to learning curves in seconds. Here are some of the tactics that I've used for managing setbacks and bouncing back. . .
Be prepared for as many possibilities as you can - This doesn't mean you are setting yourself up for failure it just means that you're ready for the fact that things don't always go to plan. This way if something does go wrong you can take a breath and carry on.
Focus on finding solutions - When you're faced with a setback don't drag yourself down with all the other problems it could cause. Take a step back and focus on finding a solution one little bit at a time. No matter what the setback there is always a solution out there.
Ask for help - Sometimes we forget that it is ok to not know everything. There is always someone out there who will be willing to help you so don't be scared to ask around if you need a bit of extra input. That's what your friends are there for.
Most importantly stay positive - Setbacks can be upsetting, disheartening and all together heart breaking at the wrong moment but don't let it get the better of you. Instead of obsessing over the setback try and let it lead you to something better because very often it will.
How do you deal with setbacks or disappointments?