How to Motivate Yourself after a Big Setback

How to Motivate Yourself after a Big Setback
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You know well how difficult it will when you have ever suffered a major setback in your career whether it may personal or professional or educational. At the point of time you know what to do exactly. But the problem is you won’t just want to move forward. Here, the only key is to get motivated.

Do you now remember when last time feels like that? Not only you, have me also found same difficulties, especially in my professional life, when I assume that what motivated me on any other occasion will work just as well now. But that’s not true fact.

Earlier I have described “How You Can Bounce Back from Failure and Turn It into Success”. Today I want to share how you can motivate yourself when experienced any setback in life.

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become – Emma Watson

Take Care Of Your Emotional and Physical Health:

When I undergo a crushing setback, then I try to hide back my pain and frustration from others. Do you? Setbacks may be  shocking, depressing and outright negative thoughts for us.

Be gentle with yourself, invest on your body and give it what it needs to feel good. Get enough restful sleep, eat healthy food and do exercise. If you get overwhelmed, take a break.

It’s really hard to getting up after a fall. But it is certainly better than finding yourself in a situation where you have experienced a backside because you have put too much pressure on yourself. Let others know you are hurting so they are able to aid your healing.

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it

Everyday Do at Least One Positive Accomplishment that You have Made:

When you experiencing setbacks, by default negativity, depression, stress come on your way. But if you incorporate doing something positive every day, you will be forced to smile and enjoy life in that moment. Allow yourself to go for walk, spend an hour cooking your favorite recipe.  I usually do the last one. Positivity is the cornerstone of every level of success.

So as soon as you bring a wave of light back into your life, you’ll be back on your way to success again.

Every setback leaves behind a path to make your come back.

Surround Yourself with Positive People:

At different stages of success, not everyone in your life will serve a beneficial function. It’s important during a time of setbacks to surround yourself with precisely the people who are going to comfort you, lift you up, and give you the tools you need to get back on track better than before.

Almost everybody has the friends they hang out with when they need to blow off steam and have fun, the friends that they go to when they need help or emotional support, and the friends who keep it real.

Treat yourself to friendship and kindness amidst a setback. It’ll be better for your mental and emotional stability.

A little progress each day adds up to big results

Move Forward Don’t Dwell:

 Don’t dwell on what you did wrong to produce a setback. The setback happened, it happened for a reason, and it happened to teach you a valuable lesson moving forward. Be happy it happened and that you are able to get back on course.

One thing that you can do is to make plans, and to find ways to force yourself to go through with them. At the beginning, this might be as simple as signing up to attend an event and inviting a friend.

Looking to the past will only make you feel worse. Think about the future, what you’re going to change this time around, and how much better your approach is going to be.

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners Robert T Kiyosaki

Read Quotes or Watch Something Affirming:


Stay Motivated With A Wide Rage Of Motivational Quotes in my eBook .



Each one of us has the spark of inspiration inside of us; inspirational quotes help us connect with that spark. Sometimes we don’t know where to turn to and what to do. Then end up listening to advice from others who may be in the same boat as us. Inspirational Quotes connect us with the words of wisdom from the people who have been there and done that. . If there is a book or movie that is life affirming or motivational to you, by all means read or watch it again. If you haven’t found that book or movie, now is a good time to search for it. It will more helpful to you than you realize. These words are not empty slogans but they do come out of their life experience.

A goal without a plan is just a wish

Take your time to regroup:

Take your own time to assess the situation and analyze why your approach didn’t prove successful. Check how you can avoid a setback like that again in the future. Allow these obstacles to serve the priceless educational function they were meant to.

However, you should make sure that regrouping must in a productive way. Look from different angel and develop a new positive approach on the same situation. Analyze different scenario and compare their pros and cons related to your setbacks. So do your homework well from the beginning to avoid repetitions.


So wrapping up, life is full of disappointments, failure and setbacks. None of those things can permanently stop you. You have the power in you to overcome anything that life throws at you. There is nothing as powerful as a made up mind. Surround yourself with people who remind you that you matter, and support you in the ways that the matter most to you. No person situation or circumstance can define who you are. Don’t give up, cave in, or stop believing that it’s possible. It’s not over until you win.

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Founder at Tune Up Success
Sudipta Kr Maiti-An Engineer- a father-a common man-with -common-life experience- the mind behind Tune Up Success. Want to inspire you with simplicity and openness and promise to enhance your efficiency and capabilities towards success. Welcome, Happy Tuning..!!
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