Amy Rees Anderson

Don’t Give Up On Your Goals Because of One Setback

“Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got one flat.” -unknown

I absolutely LOVE that quote! I love the visual image it paints for us to help us recognize how dumb it is to give up on our goals just because of one little setback.

Setbacks are going to happen. They just are. But when they happen you need to stop and assume that the setback is meant to give you the opportunity to learn something important that is going to help you in the future as you are traveling down your road to success.

I try to think of facing setbacks as a scavenger hunt of sorts. As I go through life and experience setbacks I try to see each one as giving me that next item I needed to find on my scavenger hunt list. Each step forward and each item I find is helping guide me to the ultimate finish line of success.

Setbacks make us stronger and smarter. They teach us, they humble us, and they make us re-evaluate if we are still pointing in the right direction.

We also have to remember that everyone who has achieved any form of success in their life has faced many setbacks themselves along their own way.

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” –Richard L. Evans

All we need to do is to begin where we are, put one foot in front of the other, gather the items in our personal scavenger hunt that make us wiser, and run our own race!

Have an amazing day everyone!


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