Recovering from Setbacks and Failures and Looking Ahead

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Recovering from Setbacks and Failures and Looking Ahead
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It doesn’t matter how many great people in the world have seen failure in their professional and personal lives. Their grief and stories of powering through the storm are insignificant in the moments where your life feels like it’s falling apart.

This is why it’s even more important to find what moves you and how you can work through roadblocks and setbacks. There’s a treasure trove of information out there, but from years of working as a professional motivational speaker, Steve Gilliland’s experience has brought forward a few surefire ways.

In one of his mega-hit presentations, he says: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”  — DETOUR: Navigate Life’s Turns

The Road to Recovery

The road to recovery is never pleasant. It’s a tough, bumpy path full of thorns, rubble, hills, alleys, bends and crossroads. You’ll be forced to make unpleasant decisions time and again. You’ll be faced with challenges you never saw coming, but it’s what you make of these experiences.

A positive attitude is sometimes not enough. Perhaps, in an ideal world, the power of positive thinking alone would get us by. However, it’s still important to hold on to hope. More than anything, though, an attitude adjustment is the key to success.

Focus on your health

Put your mental, physical and emotional health above all else. When you have a healthy mind and a healthy body, it’s easier to get back on your feet than it would be otherwise.

Professional setbacks are a normal part of everyone’s career. Having spoken at hundreds of corporate events as a corporate motivational speaker, Steve Gilliland finds that healthy employees are happy employees. So focus on yourself and put yourself first.

Focus on your health

Shift your mindset

When you’re hardwired into seeing success as a particular designation, job, income or award, it’s hard not to achieve exactly that. Realizing you’re far from your goals isn’t easy for anyone—but if it begins to take a toll on your well-being, it might be time to change your mindset.

Learn to accept and acknowledge a situation for what it is. Define success on your own terms and make peace with the fact that success doesn’t look the same for everyone.

Reorient your goals

Reorient your goals

Goal setting is an important practice. It puts into perspective what is needed of you and gives you something tangible to look forward to and work toward. Unfortunately, more often than not, people set themselves up for failure when setting goals. It’s equally important to have realistic goals that are fair, flexible and attainable for you. Not everyone is dealt a fair hand in life, so play with what you get!

If you found this advice helpful and would like to hire Steve Gilliland to speak at your company’s event, get in touch with him here.