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How we deal with failure impacts our happiness on our quest towards accomplishing our goals. Do you react to failure, or do you respond?

 

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In my line of work, I have to deal with a lot of people and make a lot of phone calls. With that volume of activity comes many opportunities for rejection.

Deals will fall apart at the last minute, and in general, undesirable events will occur to even the best of us.

The key to weathering failure is to not react, which is an emotional response, but rather to respond. By respond, I mean making conscious decisions rather than knee-jerk, instinctive reactions.

 

The key to weathering failure is to not react, but rather to respond.

 

When reacting to “failure”, you sulk or take on the role as the victim, yet you aren’t even aware of it. When responding to “failure”, you are aware of what is occuring so you can consciously change your perspective of a situation as a setback, and not failure. Once you are able to calm your mind and look at things clearly, you are in a better position to learn the lesson from what went wrong so you can prevent it from happening again.

If you have any questions for me, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you.