Overcome and learn from setbacks

July 23, 2021

By Jerry Bellune


What’s your story? Is it positive or negative? Is it about what you excel at? Or where you are frustrated and failing?

Author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins says all of us have stories we tell ourselves about why we can or cannot do or achieve something in our lives.

As Henry Ford said, if you believe you can or you can’t, you’re usually right.

Our expectations control our perceptions and the way we feel and act. When you succeed it’s because you had the right strategy and used it because you believed in it.

Many people don’t lose weight because they tell themselves it’s hereditary or due to physiology that they can’t control.

If that’s your core belief you are never going to lose weight and even if you lose a little you won’t follow through, reach your goal and feel healthier or in less pain.

Your story may be true. You may have lost someone you loved or broke up with your spouse, business partner or best friend. By dwelling on these setbacks you disempower yourself. That story controls your mood and leaves you stuck in the belief your life will never be the same again.

The stoics say life is filled with setbacks. Don’t let it defeat you. See it as a test of character you can overcome.

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