How To Bounce Back From A Setback


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We have all faced setbacks. It’s part of life. Things seem to be going well and then BAM, something happens that completely throws us off course. We are left wondering how we will ever bounce back. The setback becomes part of us and we are left judging and doubting ourselves. Here’s the thing we need to understand. The setback itself is not the real problem that we face. It’s the meaning that we give to the setback. 

When circumstances don’t go as planned, we either take it personally or deny that it’s happening at all. We hold on to the past pain and trauma. Neither of these reactions result in moving forward. So, what is the answer to getting past life’s tough moments and getting on with life? Acknowledge the setback, resist the urge to blame, take responsibility for your part, live from the present moment, accept what is, and refocus on what makes us feel alive. If you are truly committed to playing full out, failures and challenges will happen. That is one of life’s certainties. But you can become unstoppable when you master the art of bouncing back.

In this episode I share:

  • Five concrete steps to bounce back after you experience a setback
  • A surefire way to make peace no matter how undesirable the situation  
  • A mindset shift to get out of the past and into the present
  • How to overcome the urge to blame others and take responsibility for our actions
  • The crucial need to reframe acceptance and step out of denial 

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About Rita Hyland

With over 20 years of experience as an executive and leadership coach, Rita helps leaders — emerging and established — excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments.

Rita believes if leaders were more clear about how transformation really works and more intentional about creating what they want, their impact, success, and influence in the world would be unstoppable.

Through her coaching programs, private coaching, and masterminds, Rita shows leaders how to win consistently and create the impact and legacy they desire.

Central to Rita’s work is the understanding that you will never outperform your current programming, no matter how strong your willpower.

When you learn to use Rita’s proprietary Neuroleadership Growth Code, a technology which uses the best of neuroscience and transformational psychology to hit the brain’s buttons for change, YOU become both the solution and the strategy.

Her mission is to end talented, hard-working, and self-aware leaders spending another day stuck in self-doubt or confusion and not contributing their brilliant work and talent the world so desperately needs.

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