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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
-- John Steinbeck


Saturday, January 2, 2010

When you’ve had a setback

When you’ve had a setback, ask yourself this. What is it attempting to tell you?

Often the setbacks can turn out to be very fortunate occurrences. Because they prevent you from going any further down a dead-end road.

Setbacks force you to re-evaluate your strategy. And that will invariably lead to a much more successful strategy.

When you’ve had a setback, challenge yourself to find the positive message in it. Challenge yourself to find a more effective way to move forward from it.

Use it as an opportunity to step back and get some perspective. Use it as an opportunity to renew your commitment and realign with your purpose.

See each setback as one more step on the path to achievement. Then get back on that path, for success is closer than ever before.

— Ralph Marston

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