While I’m not one for a cheesy inspirational quote that I might find on a mug or a greeting card, my interest was piqued when I read this quote yesterday: “Every setback is a set-up for a comeback”. I’m a sucker for a come-back or redemption, but what does that have to do with this blog?
Well, I work with lots of you out there who are frustrated by lack of growth, down-trodden by state test scores that didn’t pan out the way you had thought…it’s time for a comeback.
As I wrote in my blogs last week – we do not want to be admirers of problems, we want to be action-takers who are in constant upward and forward motion.
So, if you’re in need of your own comeback following a setback, consider these few questions:
- What exactly was the set-back? Typically when something goes “wrong” there is one part that didn’t go right and we do not always need to throw the baby out with the bathwater!
- Do I still want to focus on this problem – is it still relevant? Sometimes the opportunity to solve a problem or make a move was temporary or had a small window.
- Did it fail because of controllable or uncontrollable reasons? In other words, do I need to reboot so that I can account for the things that I have no control over or was it “human error” to blame?
- Do I need to do more research before embarking on my comeback? It might be that others have solved the very problem you need to – tap into them!
Leave a comment or message below about your set-back and comeback!