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John Seckel, Philadelphia: How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunities

Since the self-development culture appeared, the management of setbacks has been a concerning topic among world top performers. How do you use failure to bounce back to the right path? What if you have made the biggest mistake of your life? What if you could get back stronger and better than before? We will go […]

Since the self-development culture appeared, the management of setbacks has been a concerning topic among world top performers. How do you use failure to bounce back to the right path?

What if you have made the biggest mistake of your life? What if you could get back stronger and better than before? We will go through the opportunities that each type of setback hides, so you can use it as an advantage to progress faster.

How To Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities

Everybody can fail. What turns setbacks into opportunities is finding a solution based on the feedback. The first step is always the hardest one, which is accepting the mistake and tolerating the negative emotion. It is important to make the problem clear, so we can move forward and implement solutions.

Identify The Cause

Setbacks occur for different reasons, and each situation has and idea reaction to solve the problem. Before becoming successful, identify the problem. Have you been taking enough action? If you did, were you using the right strategy? Was it something that you could not control?

Simple ways to prevent setbacks in the future are taking massive action, improving your strategy, and preventing according to potential exterior facts. However, what stops most people from recovery is being dominated by the negative event.

Why You Should Move Forward

There are two facts that condition your mindset: intensity and frequency. If your negative event happened recently and was really intense, it will be more draining.

As many successful people say, the key is ignoring your past and keep moving forward, just not the way they explain.

Our mind works like a search engine. The most recent and intense events rank higher in the search pages. Since you cannot erase past events, you have to outrank those terms with positive events. Because of this, top performers are constantly taking action to create recent positive results, forgetting the negative ones.

Opportunities Come In Form Of Setbacks

Mind that setbacks may communicate the necessity of a change of paradigm. If you have started failing too often, it indicates an urgent necessity of self-reinvention. These moments are perfect to stop rushing and start thinking about our long-term goals and take new approaches towards them.

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