are nothing more than taking 3 steps back, refocusing, regrouping and
then moving on
Two steps forward - 3 steps back.
It almost seems destined doesn't it? You work so hard and get so close to attaining a goal and then BAM! From out of the blue - a setback. You are forced to regroup, rethink and start over again. Sometimes even the most minor setback can feel like a game changer and you are left wondering if it is even worth picking up and continuing on.
Did I want to scream? Yes. Did I get angry and frustrated? Damn right.
Did I give up and quit? Well, no.
What I did was get mad. Then I moved on to sad and was plenty frustrated. I was tired of being in pain, tired of being limited on what I could do and so frustrated that I was so close and suddenly, had to start again.
But it got me thinking.
The key is to keep moving forward. So what you had a setback? It is life. It is not that you didn't try hard enough. It is not that you didn't give it your all. It doesn't make you weak or any less worthy of attaining whatever goal that you are working towards. It simply means that sometimes, shit happens. Eloquent I know, but seriously, it does.
If you let setbacks throw you off your course, if you let setbacks crush your soul and spirit, you will never get to where you deserve to be. Look for the lesson if there is one. Learn what you can from it. Maybe see a better way of doing things. Then get back up and get back at it. If a stupid mistake caused the setback, shake it off, learn your lesson and get back out there.
Life is going step-by-step. You don't always have to stride, you may take baby steps when you need to, but you must always keep moving forward. Setbacks in life are nothing more than taking 3 steps back, refocusing, regrouping and then moving on.
For moving on is the only way you will reach you goal. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on the damn horse. Start over if you have to but start you must. Eyes forward, shoulders back and get over it any way you can.
You are not a quitter.