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Life Is Full of Disappointment, Failures, and Setbacks – It’s How You Handle Them That Count!

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Life is Full of Many Challenges, But Don't Allow it to Stop You.

There will be disappointments in your life. The only way to cope with the obstacles in life is to become tolerant of them. It is through disappointment and unpleasantness that you discover things you have no control over. The best way to address a failure is to acknowledge it and work through it. It is normal to experience disappointment from time to time. Everyone experiences it. Learning from the setback and moving on is beneficial.

Also, you will encounter disappointments like the loss of a loved one, challenging relationships, job loss, and health issues, but you cannot let them deter you.

The purpose of your life should be to ensure that you overcome anything life throws at you. Adversity, trouble, and obstacles in life can strengthen you.

Make sure you surround yourself with people who will support you when you mess up and help you get back on track. You have GREATNESS within you, and although failure can take a massive emotional toll on your life, you are gaining the perspective you need to handle the inevitable that will arise.

Throughout life, you’ll experience a series of disappointments, failures, and setbacks, but, that matter is how you handle them on the journey along the way.

Throughout life, you’ll experience a series of disappointments, failures, and setbacks, but, that matter is how you handle them on the journey along the way.

Moving on from disappointment: focusing on the bigger picture of life

Occasionally, we all experience disappointment, failure, and setbacks. But we must never lose sight of our values. If you let these barriers impede you, you won't be able to handle setbacks and disappointments.

Also, when you bury your head in the sand and refuse to deal with an unpleasant situation, hoping that it will improve or go away, that causes your ‘setback.’ There will be many hindrances along the way. Only the accurate test of a great contestant is to push past them.

And you must be strong enough to stand tall to handle whatever life works against you, even during the most challenging time when rejection and loss feel like a slap in the face. You still must prepare to stand in the fullness of life and anything it throws at you.

I have faced such phases of life wherein I got hurt by people and life overall. But that never leads me to withdraw myself from the world. I have encountered and accepted the many challenges of life. I have gone through emotional distress and recovered. And those hurts and unfortunate events have converted me into the more self-confident and self-sufficient woman; I am today.

Only with confidence, you overcome all the heartache that holds you back. Problems are linked to emotional distress. But once you get through, nothing can intimidate you or rule your life. You learn to pamper yourself and let the positive energy flow into your life. It serves to transform you into a more trusting and reliant human being.


Learning to Not Feel like a Failure Because of a Setback

But before I became the confident and self-sufficient woman that I am today, there was a phase where I experience much different disappointment, and it became the solid foundation, on which I had to restructure my life.

After suffering many setbacks, I learned to face each of life’s challenges sportingly. Life’s challenges have taught me to let my strengths overshadow my weaknesses to overcome and rebuild my life after failures.

Sinking to my lowest self was the first eye-opener. Sadness overcame me, and the tears rolled down my cheeks. It forced me to recall my past years, and I felt compelled to focus on the fact I needed to restart my life. Falling into my most economical self helped me to let go of the feelings that were bothering me.

After letting go of the disappointments and hurts, that were affecting me; I finally could acknowledge my situation and practiced the ways of self-realization. This made it so much easier for me to figure out what I was looking for from life. It felt as if I placed my life to pause for a moment.

I received that one lucky break I needed to replenish my life, and I grab hold, took advantage of that opportunity, and became the boss again. I transformed from a “victim mentality” to a “creator.” I am now connected to my inner self. I can now figure out things which I usually could not earlier, and I can also perform well. From now onward, I have control over everything in my life, even the things on which I had no control once.


A New Perspective Seeing the Bigger Picture: Life is Better Than You Think

In this life, we all will encounter problems at some point, and too often. We see these difficulties as a negative experience. These challenges are an invitation to be reminded to rise and understand these problems, so you can grow just before you move to another level.

Also, assist you to enhance the process, and to show that you can accomplish the thing that may seem difficult or even impossible. It is how you respond to your troubles that can vary significantly.

Take the illustration of two employees, each of whom gets a warning that they can’t continue to be late for work; it will be grounds for termination. Each awake to a dead battery and the car won’t start.

One worker’s entire day is ruined. He panics that he might not get the vehicle started in ample time to be present his scheduled shift. He searches for his jumper cable for thirty minutes before he finds them; he let it interfere with what he capable of doing. Barely makes it on time, off focus, and achieving very little strategically.


While the other driver, however, sees waking to a dead battery as a minor setback, gets her jumper cable from the trunk of her car, get the assistant to start the car quickly and moves on, proceed on to work at the scheduled time, progressing to have an enjoyable, productive day.

Although both employees experience the same setback and disappointment, what distinguishes them is their perspective on their hindrance.

Sometimes, people in the world rant and rave about minor setbacks blowing things way out of proportion, they have given way to a permanent loss of control over their happiness — and dedicating valuable time to situations which are not “life or death” circumstance.

Almost all of us will experience life difficulties occasionally. Despite that, outlook incorporates more than just steering clear of insignificant upsets. It proposes how a person views their position in this world and whence he/she take the time to understand and appreciate “the big picture.”


It is essential to learn, from life’s experience, and disappointment as a setback can be one of the worst feelings, but it can also lead to the beauties of life; it is all in how you handle it.

You will find both difficulties prevailing in life, and your sad moments will always be a painful memory of yours. For that reason, you need to put effort and time to let the wounds get cured. It is entirely possible, and things will go well once you find your way.

Be responsible enough towards yourself: Once you start becoming a person in charge, you will automatically begin to take the responsibilities of your deeds, and this will convert your life in a positive direction. Spend more time with positive-minded and confident people: Those who think positive gains more in life, live longer, and are happier than negative minded people.

Now it is your choice to be a depressed, negative minded person or an inspirational, positive willing individual. Your attitude determines your mindset on which your behavior and life depend ultimately.


Overcoming the Many Disappointment

If you are wondering why confidence is so important, it means you believe in yourself, and knowing your worth. Learning how to be confident is significant in every part of your life. You know to surround yourself with people you love and whose presence makes you more positive. When you have supportive and loving people around you, your confidence level will automatically get boosted.

Self-realization: Never feel you can not do something you desire to fulfill. For that proper self-realization is a prerequisite. Know yourself well and gain the confidence you can do what you want in life.

Visualize what exactly you seek in life: gain a clear vision of what you want to achieve in life and know how to fulfill the promises, which you made to yourself. But don’t stress yourself by thinking of ways to gain something you desire.


Life has it Ups & Down

As we all know – life has its ups and downs. Have you ever taken the time to think about how a unique perspective can shape your life and how you view what is right or wrong?

Did you know, sometimes seeing a different perspective will help you see things in a more balanced and realistic way to make sense of this world? As we learn to challenge our unhelpful thoughts, our minds are continually trying to get from one day to the next.

The advantage of perspective-taking is an individual that makes the most of what he or she already knows about another person’s viewpoint. Exercising his or her belief about another person’s perspective and learning information that they might have mistakenly overlooked - will assist in discovering situations that can be different from how he or she usually interprets things.


Once you experience failure, or you are disappointed, it might get tough for you to overcome that state. It may seem apparent that things are not in your control. But they are.

You need to begin by picturing yourself confronting these things, and this thought is a beginning to a change. Unfortunately, long as you are living in a world you will experience failure and be disappointed now and then. So what we are supposed to do is not to cling our pains of life. On the contrary, don't permit the past life to haunt your present from today.

In this life, we will encounter disappointments at the hands that force setbacks beyond our control. But we must take it as a form of feedback. Also, take it as a way of different experiences for future goals. Something unexpected can spoil all and every intention.

Nonetheless, when you run into a setback it should cause pause, and think there will always be obstacles in your professional or personal life. But, with determination, you can bypass all negativity and eliminate the barrier that crosses your path one by one.

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Famous People 'Failures' Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", this inventor had only three months of official schooling.
    • Thomas Edison!
    • Johannes Gutenberg!
    • John Logie Baird!
    • Alexander Bell!
  2. What famous painter managed to sell only one painting during his lifetime?
    • Paul Gauguin!
    • Vincent Van Gogh!
    • Claude Monet!
    • Pablo Picasso!
  3. According to Hollywood folklore, a screen test report on this performer read, "Can't sing. Can't act. Balding. Can dance
    • Cole Porter!
    • Fred Astaire!
    • Stanley Donen!
    • Gene Kelly!
  4. In 1962, Decca Records reject this band saying "guitar groups are on the way out" and the band "have no future in music
    • The Beatles!
    • The Police!
    • Pink Floyd!
    • The Rolling Stones!

Answer Key

  1. Thomas Edison!
  2. Paul Gauguin!
  3. Cole Porter!
  4. The Beatles!

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