“No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Unknown
In bouncing back from a setback, it important to recognize the dual role of resilience and self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is defined as one’s inner belief in one’s ability to succeed. Having both attributes allows individuals to meet and exceed the inevitable obstacles and inequities in life. Remember that in business, politics and sports, many of our greatest and most influential leaders have suffered many rejections and failures along the way.
When dealing with setbacks the best way is not letting yourself get mad at the things you cannot control. If you do, like I often do, it drains all your creative energy on an uncontrollable instant. Don’t let this happen to you.
I cannot be mad at something I cannot control. That’s right! How often have you been in this situation where you have tried to do anything imaginable but there’s no solution.
Save your energy to be angry at things you can control. Such missed opportunities are setbacks!