The ladder to the top isn’t easy to climb. Sometimes, it’s like the rungs are greased, and no matter how hard you try, you’re bound to slip and fall en route to achieving your goals. It happens to everyone; the only difference is how some people rebound. In a terrific post titled “3 Sage Tips to Overcome Career Setbacks,” WordSmithRapport founder Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq., shares excellent advice on how to rebuild your self-confidence and move on from mistakes.
1. Get Back In the Game — When you’re thrown from the bucking bronco that is modern striving, you’ve got to get up, dust yourself off, and climb back into the saddle. If you spend too much time wallowing and questioning your abilities, Mariama-Arthur writes, you’ll only make things worse. “Encourage yourself to stand up and step out as a measure of your commitment to succeed and to promote continued progress,” she writes.
2. Put Things In Perspective — The best thing about mistakes: You can learn from them. Hindsight is 20/20, and while that means you’ll have a crystal-clear view of how you screwed up, it also means you’ll be able to gaze back at potential lessons and make sure you don’t make the same mistake next time. “As important as it is to recognize the wrong turns inherent in any setback, it’s equally as important to capture the wins,” Mariama-Arthur writes.
3. Rethink Success — Failure isn’t simply an opportunity to ensure you won’t remake a specific mistake. It’s a chance to reassess your career path and perhaps reboot your mission. “A setback is merely a setup for a comeback,” writes Mariama-Arthur, sharing a motto that ought to be written in red Sharpie on index cards pinned to the inside of every cubicle in the world. When the going gets tough, the tough think outside the box, set new goals, and jump back into the fray stronger and smarter than ever.