Regrouping after a loss is always a challenge. Most people would rather give up than try.
Why is it difficult to climb over the loss mountain? Your pride gets in the way. The loss of face makes you unwilling to persist. Most of the time, the gravity of the loss is difficult to take in.
We live in a success-oriented, fast-moving society. Failure can seem like a sucker punch.
Your conviction backbone, according to Carolyn B Ellis, has to be flexible and vigorous. It is what supports you when the chips are down.
To strengthen yours, try deep breathing. It will give you the impetus to give failure a hug. Choose to regroup instead of to stay stuck in a rut.
When you fail, you tend to lose sight of the big picture. Reevaluate your purpose, and it will motivate you to get back in the game.
Try the WWW formula. Ask yourself what worked, what didn’t, and what you would change if you could. It will put you on the course for positive change.
Give yourself the permission to fail. It strengthens you and makes you brilliant.
The Conviction Backbone
Strong and supple
Lifts you securely
Supports with certitude
Straightens and sets you onward
Eyes thoroughly and squarely fixed
On the path ahead and open door
And the sun that cast light on dark shadows.