Our setbacks can be the setups to our life's greatest comebacks.And instead of channeling the disappointment & anger in the failure to fuel our next step forward, we allow it to put us into neutral. We dwell on the negative instead of look for solutions that we can use to turn it into a positive. A missed rep on a lift can force us to evaluate our technique & make necessary adjustments for efficiency. A failed business venture provides a necessary lesson that can be used in your next opportunity to reach success faster. A bad decision creates a wake-up call that suddenly changes your life for the better - a better you never would have realized without it.
"Whether you're a quarterback and you just threw a pick, or you're a corner and you just got beat for a touchdown, you've got to have a short-term memory, shake it off and play the next play." - Steve Mariucci
Just like NFL quarterbacks, you must develop a short-term memory in regards to the negative setbacks. Understand they happen but forget about them so you can focus your energies on what to do in order to move forward. Dwelling on the past negative is only a waste of energy.
And none of us have extra time or energy to waste. Compete for your life.