You know the feeling.
You let yourself down.
Or maybe you let someone else down.
It can be a weird combination of feelings including but not limited to:
The problem with this isn’t messing up.
The problem isn’t that you feel this way, either.
You don’t get to choose how you feel.
The problem is what happens afterward.
Do you beat yourself up?
Do you ruminate?
Do you avoid the future?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:
There is a 0% Return-on-Investment for ruminating.
Do what you need to do to bounce back.
Go for a walk. Go to the gym. Go scream into a pillow.
That part varies from person to person.
What we’re doing now is focusing on speed to recovery.
How fast can you bounce back?
2 Minute Action
Take a second to reflect on what has been a successful resilience strategy for you.
One that has been very effective for me is reframing my current situation with gratitude.
It took me 30 years to learn this, but now I’ve got it.
I feel more bullet-proof than ever.
(Example: no matter how bad it is, I’m not getting shot at, I have my conscious brain, I have a bed to sleep in, I have food, etc.)
If you’re serious about self-improvement you will figure out what makes you more resilient and use that when facing adversity.
You can leverage this when life gets hard!
All the information you need is already in your head, all you need to do now is DO something with it.