Once we have experienced a setback we have to let go of what has happened in order to move forward — we have to expire the old stuff and persist.
When with clients I will often identify the setbacks of their past — ones that have become repeated stories. The setback has stayed with them and they find it hard to move on. Being aware of the old stories and making a decision to stay out of drama, is critical to success.
Success is ultimately an inside game. Managing setbacks is predominately about what happens on the inside!
Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now says:
The sooner you realise that your outer purpose cannot give you lasting fulfilment, the better. When you have seen the limitations of your outer purpose, you give up your unrealistic expectation that it should make you happy, and you make it subservient to your inner purpose.
Persistence is the key to success and managing setbacks. Being persistent influences the direction of our lives and keeps us in alignment with our values.
There are millions of small steps on life’s journey. Some of these steps don’t go according to plan but they are all part of the plan. Sometimes the journey changes unexpectedly but the destination can remain the same if we persist.
Those who persist experience the same setbacks as those who quit — they just don’t quit!
Persist forward after the setback!
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