One thing that is certain in life is that things will not always go our way. Things will get tough and we will face challenges. It’s during these times that we are faced with a choice. Do we crumble or do we stand strong?
The problem is that most of us don’t know how to handle these challenges and come out of them stronger than before. We must realize that setbacks are a part of life, and it’s during these setbacks that we forge our character.
When I was younger and I encountered setbacks, I had no idea what to do. I would often just lie down in bed and mope. But, as I aged, I became more aware that there was nothing to be gained by allowing my mind to focus on the setback itself. It was then that I created an action plan for myself, so that whenever I faced a setback – no matter how big or small – I knew exactly what to do. In fact, this plan has helped me get out of some really dark places.
Whenever I am faced with a setback, the first thing I do is realize that something negative has happened. Once this realization occurs, the second thing I do is accept the challenge of overcoming it.
You have one life to live. Setbacks will happen. Overcome them and move forward!