Search Blog Content

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What to Do After a Big Loss


It the day after the big game, the big deal (that didn't go through), the goal you didn't make, and you are heartbroken. You gave it everything you had, your very best, and it didn't go according to plan. I am sure you have been there. Waking up and facing another day, when you feel as though you've failed, is hard. You put your heart and soul into something. You were sure that this was going to be that big great "fill in the blank", and then, it doesn't happen. Perhaps I am the only one this has happened to, but I doubt it! Well, here is something to think about trying.
Many of us deal with failures on a daily basis. Although, we have periods of frustration, regret and sadness, life keeps moving. So here are a few steps you can try to get yourself back into step.
First, celebrate the fact that you made an attempt. Even when you don't win, at least you know you tried. You took some risks, and played the game, and that is enough of a reason for a celebration. Many people fail because they never even tried. You got in the race, and gave it your best.
Next, look at what you learned. There are lessons everywhere. There is an even greater lesson when you fail. Ask yourself some important questions. What would I change? What did I do well? What didn't I do enough of i.e. promoting, exercising, making more calls, etc? What didn't I know before, that I know now? Asking and answering these questions can be like digging in a gold mine, and what you learn you can implement next time.
Design a better strategy, take the information you learned and turn it into a better strategy. Information is power, but only if you actually use it. Take the information you learned and turn it into a strategy that you can use the next time around. For instance, if you didn't make your sales goal, figure out how many calls you made and be willing to double it, to get even greater results. Think out of the box with some new ideas, and take some more risks. If you are trying to lose weight, and you gained instead, make a list, go to the grocery store and be more strategic about what you buy. Make it hard for you to cheat, or if you didn't go to the gym and workout, make a target and don't just hit it, exceed it. A strong strategy makes a huge difference. Next time change your strategy to make winning easier.
Lastly, get back in the saddle and try again. Well armed, with this new information start again. Many people quit when they don't reach their goals. Realistically, since you have failed in the past you already know what doesn't work, so you are more likely to be able to figure out what does work. Get back up there and try again, this maybe your winner's circle moment. With all of the hard work you put in, and with all of the information you attained, this could be your time to shine. Remember quitters never win, and winners never quit! So choose to try again, and Go for it!
Aida Ingram, is the CEO of An Inspired You, an author, marketing strategist, and Business and Life Coach. She believes people should LIVE their legacy. She teaches people how to create lives, which honor their values,gifts and abilities, while creating wealth. She specializes in business development, marketing, and bringing creative ideas to market. Visit her website: and look on Facebook at An Inspired You. Join her mailing list for valuable tips.
Article Source:

Article Source:

No comments:

Post a Comment