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How do you recover from setbacks?

Asked by User_12 (53points) May 21st, 2021
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When you fail, how do you get back up again? What is the thought process?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

The thought process: “If I lie here whining, something’s bound to come along and eat me”.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

My failure is not the end of the world. Maybe I’ll do better next time.

I might have failed this time, but that doesn’t reflect on my personal value. I’m still worthy of love and respect.

I will rise after this failure, and I will try again at some new venture. Maybe I will succeed. Maybe I will fail again. I’m going to try my best. Trying is a form of succeeding.

Getting up after failure is a form of success. To never try again is succumbing to the failure.

I remind myself the failure is not permanent. I can try again over and over. Each attempt is a success.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I don’t. It just piles up. Until I break. Then I hallucinate until it goes away.

si3tech's avatar

@User_12 There is a huge difference between failing and being a failure.
You failed and you have also been successful in the past. Look toward the success. It does help to think positively. Good luck.

kritiper's avatar

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
“Failure is not an option.”
“Where there is a will, there is a way.”
Consider different alternatives.

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seawulf575's avatar

I realize life is like that. We make plans and try following them. Sometimes things don’t go as we plan or want. You have to re-evaluate where you are and what you need to do to get back on track.

jca2's avatar

Look at it like this: everything that happens to you in life will make up what you are, who you are. Failures, successes, traumas, good times, bad times – you learn from all of it, and it will all make you a stronger person.

Also, I can tell you that in my life, things that happened that may have been considered to be bad, actually turned out to be good in the end. You may rise up, like a phoenix, you never know.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Just like making a wrong turn up a street, life is full of ups and downs, some more interesting and offered more adventure.
In life there are no wrong turns as all are learning experiences to learn and grow from.
Sometimes setbacks are obstacles placed to divert one onto a better path than imagined.
Too many obstacles? Then one is going down the wrong pathway, so change it.

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