Dealing with setbacks

Setbacks are inevitable. But once I get beyond the setbacks I spend less time being concerned about them. To deal with setbacks it’s important we have composure, because without composure it’s easy for panic to set in.

When we have composure, dealing with setbacks will always seem easier. There are no right or wrong ways to deal with them, it’s what works for us; but we must try not to be critical of ourselves when we’re going through that period.

It’s easy to look back and question ourselves on what we should have done differently, but that’s counter-productive in my book. Nothing ever stays the same, circumstances will inevitably reach a conclusion one way or another. Perhaps that’s something we need to think about.

Perhaps we must also try to recognise our progress through the setbacks. However, little progress we think we’ve made, we’ve probably made more than we think. Always see progress as a contributing factor, for a more positive outcome and the start of something new.


25 Jun, 2012

4 thoughts on “Dealing with setbacks

  1. I’ve dealt with my setbacks in my life very negatively, to the point of allowing them to totally stop me from living. I’m definitely in this position right now, since I feel like I’m just existing right now.

    I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work to move beyond being so stagnant in my life. I’m hoping and praying that I will actually be able to live for a change in the future.

    I know there are a lot of things to live for even though I can’t always see them!

    1. I hope you get to that stage too Randy.

      I agree that when we deal with so much it’s not always easy to see what we have in our lives.

  2. I handle set backs fairly well and I’ve seen a lot here lately with the adoption.

    I’ve learned not to set my expectations high and take some things with a grain of salt, so I don’t get so disappointed.

    1. Lowering our expectations to avoid disappointment can be a useful tool and works for many people, I’m sure.

      I’m pleased it works for you Lisa.

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