Personal defeats can bring on feelings of giving up, especially if we have invested ourselves totally.
The challenge is what to do next. First is to analyze what went wrong. Consider mistakes you made and why there were made. By understanding the problem you can come to a solution.
Tony Robbins once wrote, “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
Knowing that “failure and frustrations” are part of life is fundamental to deciding to make the best of what happens next.
It requires faith in yourself, a faith in your ability to learn from the past and face the future.
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator and executive coach. In 2018, Trust Across America honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Trust. Also in 2018, Inc.com named Baldoni a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Global Gurus ranked him No. 22 on its list of top 30 global experts, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2014, Inc.com named Baldoni to its list of top 50 leadership experts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his newest, “MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership.”