Feb 25

How to Bounce Back From a Difficult Situation

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Bounce back and pick up the pieces

All of us are gifted with the ability to bounce back from a difficult situation.  Sometimes it all goes down to how strong our faith is and how determined we are to regain our form.  Adversity is a part of life which we cannot avoid.  We’ve all been in a bad place at one point in our lives and just like what I said in a earlier post which you can read here, success usually comes after a number of failures.  It’s what makes us strong and durable and it brings out the best in us making us a better person.


Be Positive

One thing I’ve learned from going through tough times is that we need to start having a positive outlook towards life.  You should become positive in all aspects.  Your attitude, your behavior, your relationships, your expectations, everything.  I even stopped listening to a podcast I regularly listen to which was an advise show.  I didn’t want to absorb all the negative energy I hear from all the callers asking for advice on how to solve their life problems.  Instead, I started listening to motivational speakers.  You need to do everything you can to stop the negative energy from coming into your life.

It is perfectly normal to feel negative feelings like anger, fear, disappointment and regret sometimes but you need to be able to move past them.  Dwelling on these feelings will only keep you on the negative side.


Move Forward

When we get into a negative situation, we have a tendency to dwell on feelings of regret, blaming ourselves for getting us in that the predicament we are in.  We need to learn to get past the guilt for we will never be able to get out of it if we continue to harbor these negative feelings.

Whatever bad thing happened to us is done.  It has happened and we can never take it back.  The right attitude is to accept what has happened and move forward.  If we can do this, we’re already one step closer to achieving our goal.


Maintain Your Composure

You’ll only be able to plan a solution if you have a clear mind so don’t panic and keep your focus.  Sometimes when the problem is big, we tend to panic and commit more mistakes than reach a solution.  If you’re having difficulty coming up with one, consult your friends or loved ones.  If anyone can understand what you’re going through, it’s them and they are in the best position to help you.


Learn from the Experience

One of the benefits a negative situation gives is the lesson it leaves us with.  Having experienced the struggle makes you realize your faults and assess the situation from a different perspective.  It is at this point that you will realize what you have done right and what you have done wrong and what you need to do for you to avoid getting into a similar situation again.


Become a Better Person

Having realized how you got into the bad situation and how you got out of it, it only makes sense that the learning experience should make you a better person.  You have complete control of your life and God has equipped you with everything you need to become the best person you could ever be.  It’s just sometimes, He needs to make you realize in a hard way how good you are and how you are taking these gifts for granted.


Noel Rosos

About Noel Rosos

Noel is a husband, father, author, performance coach and self-proclaimed FAILUROLOGIST who helps business owners and struggling individuals convert their failures into opportunities through inspiring blog posts, life-changing books and exceptional one-on-one coaching sessions


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  1. Stephen

    Very practical, very meaningful, and very do-able. Thanks for this insight.

    1. Noel Rosos
      Noel Rosos

      Thanks Stephen. Experiencing it myself pushed me to write it.

      1. Noel Rosos
        Noel Rosos

        By the way Stephen, when did you start blogging? Saw you fb profile, what do you do for a living?

  2. pamina@breakfreeandreclaimyourlife.com

    Another great reminder Noel. Focusing on the negative too often can become a slippery slope. Pretty soon it becomes a habit and a self fulfilling prophecy.

    I posted a similar article on the benefits of being resilient recently http://breakfreeandreclaimyourlife.com/uncategorized/the-benefits-of-being-resilient

    1. Noel Rosos
      Noel Rosos

      Thanks Pamina. I’ve made the mistake of dwelling on the negative after a big failure before and it got me nowhere. We have to always be hopeful that no matter what setbacks we encounter and how heavy and painful it is that it would not be permanent. We need to tell ourselves that it would all be over soon and that we can pick ourselves up and be a better person.

      I will surely check your article out. Nice to interact with someone who shares a similar interest/passion. Thanks for sharing as well!

  3. Pamina

    Yes Noel, you’re right – believing a) that the problem isn’t permanent and b) that we have the power to change it is the key. But this can be a really tough one while you’re in it (as you know), when all the current visible “evidence” indicates otherwise :-)

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