Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill

Setbacks and failures are inevitable in life, no one is perfect, and we all fall on hard times at some point or another. But if we live so carefully to avoid failure, we’re also never teaching ourselves how to manage it effectively when we experience it. So when faced with adversity, it often overwhelms us and causes us to give up.

So we have to ask ourselves, how can we train ourselves to overcome these challenges and use them to our advantage?

Here are four simple steps that can help us turn our negative experience to good fortunes.

Accept that failure is part of the process. Stay positive, this has nothing to do with smiling and being happy with everything that happens to you. It simply means understanding that this it is not your final destination. It is a stepping-stone in your journey that is getting you to where you need to be.

Let out your frustrations, when you do this, the initial emotional rush will dissipate and you can then slowly return your focus back to the issue at hand.

Take time to reflect on what happened and be honest with yourselve on why what happened happened. In thos way we will not be doomed to repeat the same mistake that led to our failure in the first.

Make the necessary adjustments until you can create a different outcome.

Most importantly is vital to realize that we can’t stop obstacles from appearing in life, we can only choose how to handle them. They may block our vision temporarily, but if we persevere then we can discover opportunities that have always been waiting for us on the other side. As we get more efficient with this process, we enable ourselves to see the positive side in even the toughest of situations.

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