15 Ways To Overcome The Setbacks & Get Back On Track

Is it time to boost your success, move away from what holds you back and launch into a new zone? In my experience people who stay in their comfort zone, do exactly that, and don’t become more than what they are today. Be you are willing to step out of the comfort zone to become somethimg newer than you were before. The old isn’ serving you anymore. As you feel the discomfort see it as shedding your old skin. It is part of your growth.

Here are our top 15 ways to overcome setbacks and get back on track. Take a look.


1. Adopt the right mindset

Beneath the symptoms of what’s going right or wrong is the mindset of a person. In order to overcome setbacks in life, you must adopt the right mindset.
• A resilient train of thought moves past a failed attempt
• A strong mindset can endure change and make this change work for them and not against them.
• Think in terms of historical failures. Many people failed, but never gave up. Always keep this in mind and let it become a part of how you see life.

2. Remember that setbacks are normal

Many times, people see setbacks as an indicator that something is wrong with them. This is not true. The truth lies your ability to understand that everyone goes through setbacks.
• Keep in mind that if you failed this time around, it’s only temporary. Many great novelists were rejected 15-20 times or more before ever having a book published.
• It’s not really normal to succeed 100% of the time. It usually means someone is pulling strings for you, or you’re not playing fair at life. It’s rare that someone genuinely succeeds at every endeavor.
• Celebrate your setbacks. Yes, you heard that right. When you fail, reward yourself for trying. Your effort is worth recognition.

3. Reflect by taking a step back

So, you’ve failed at something you really wanted to do, well it’s okay. But there’s something else you should do afterwards to get your mind in the right place again.
• Take a nap. For a little while, allow your brain to stop stressing over a failed attempt. Let it rest for a few hours.
• See this setback from another perspective, and you can do this by stepping away from the situation for a few hours, not only taking a nap, but maybe just doing something completely different.
• After stepping away from the situation, reflect on what happened, how you conducted your work, and what you could have done better. Reflection is also a learning process.

4. Stay positive

I entered 4 different short stories into a contest, but didn’t place in any categories. Yes, I could have gotten angry and felt like I’d been looked over, but why? I retained a positive attitude and moved forward. You must do this when you’ve had a setback with your goals.
• No matter how sad you may feel by not achieving what you wanted, negativity will not help.
• Think about how negativity works. Does it make thins better or worse? Will negative emotions take you back in time to succeed instead of fail? No.
• Being positive about a setback will help you get back on your feet and move forward to try something else. This is one of the things you should definitely do.

5. Don’t play the blame game

Whether it’s blaming yourself or someone else for the failure, it’s never a good move. Understand how blame can keep you stuck instead of moving you forward.
• Don’t blame yourself because this can cause low self-esteem preventing future achievements
• Don’t blame others, even if they did play a part. Placing blame on other people usually doesn’t change things from the past and can only make others angry.
• Instead of blaming yourself or others, take responsibility. This self-acknowledgement makes you want to be a better person, hence reaching higher goals.

6. Learn from your mistakes

So, you hit a snag in life, or maybe you didn’t get what you wanted, so what! Use any setbacks as a learning experience.
• Recognize what wrong moves you made and remember to do something different the next time.
• Do research on the area where you failed. Maybe you’re missing something important that you didn’t include in your recipe for success.
• Learn maturity as you accept that you have indeed hit a setback. You are where you are and you cannot go back. When you accept this, there’s a level of maturity that’s learned.

7. Discover your blind spot

Guess what? Everyone has a weakness. Everyone lets their guard down sometimes. When you hit a setback, it could be because you didn’t understand your blind spot.
• Learn to tell the difference between what is your fault and what happened due to unforeseen circumstances.
• Find your weaknesses and concentrate on growth. Your weak spots are where the mistakes come in.
• Guard your blind spots until you can become better. Some people will use your weaknesses against you, and this can cause setbacks.

8. Look for the next step

When you have a setback in your plan, be it a small endeavor or a large one, you mustn’t get stuck in the present. The future is waiting.
• Consider where you will go from here, from the place where you failed.
• Plan for your next step. Think this plan through and make precise and patient decisions.
• Take what you’ve learned and apply them to this next step.

9. Take small steps

So what, you failed at something. Now, what should you do? Should you rush into something else much bigger? No, that wouldn’t be wise. Instead, do this:
• Decide to take smaller steps this time and see what happens.
• After taking small steps, bravely step a little further into your future goals.
• Have a Plan B, and also have a Plan C. I know this is old-fashioned but having back-up plans provides a cushion for your setbacks so they aren’t as overwhelming.
• Step with wisdom. Don’t let everyone else tell you what you should do. If you need help from someone, only ask one trusted friend, but ultimately, you must make the choice on your own.


10. Put a time limit on your disappointments

What this means is don’t roll around in the mud of failure for too long. If you do, you will lose sight of what you’re looking for in life.
• Maybe give yourself a week to feel bad about your setback.
• Take a few days off from your personal work and relax.
• Meditate, clear your mind, and do things you enjoy.
• Then after you’ve decompressed, get back into your plan. You will be refreshed, yet you won’t be wasting time, spending months feeling bad for yourself.

11. Focus on your health

It’s amazing how much your physical health affects your mental state of mind. It can even alter your strong mindset. When setbacks come, strengthen your nutritional and fitness aspects.
• Go for a run every morning, especially if this is something you haven’t been doing.
• Up your nutritional game with more healthy fruits and vegetables. Focus on power foods, protein rich foods, and pure juices.
• You think so much better when you feel your best. When setbacks comes, get healthier. It may take a push, but you can do it.

12. Investigate what worked and what didn’t

When you hit a setback, immediately look back at the process. Can you see what went wrong? Consider these things:
• Were the finances there to complete your goal?
• Did you research similar goals and how well they’re doing in today’s market or today’s world?
• Did you brand yourself. Personal branding is important in all areas of life. It shows the world who you are in a nutshell.
• Finally, discover the chink in your armor, and this will help you understand what went wrong.

13. Manage self-talk

We can talk nice to ourselves, and we can talk in a cruel manner as well. The weight of how we treat ourselves will make or break us in the end. Keep this in mind.
• Practice saying positive things to ourselves. Use positive mantras about who we are how we love.
• Get rid of all negative self-talk. Yes, this will take some time, as most humans have been taught unintentionally to downgrade ourselves when we fail.
• Coach ourselves toward a brighter future. Use self-talk to grow and mature.


14. Journal your journey

It might be hard to talk about failure, but if you write it down and read it later, you may see things you didn’t notice before.
• Keep a small notebook or journal just for your failures and successes. Over time, go back to those past episodes and read them. What happens is you learn to notice patterns of failure. This is huge!
• Share your failures with others and explain how you moved past your setbacks. Keeping a journal of these setbacks helps you remember exactly what happened instead of convoluted memory.

15. Keep teaching and sharing

Don’t just write things down and read them to others. There are many ways you can teach about setbacks and how you’ve overcome these things.
• Volunteer to speak to a group of people about success and failure
• Offer details about your blind spots and mistakes. Don’t be ashamed and remember, you’re helping someone else learn the easy way instead of making the same mistakes.

You too can overcome setbacks
Yes, you can get past even the worst mistakes and wrong decisions in your life. All it takes is learning how to navigate the mental obstacles that wish to hold you in the past. These tips and proven solutions can help you grow a