Setbacks are Opportunities To Materialize Your dreams and Goals
The mini-serie ‘Convert Setbacks Into Comebacks’ is part eight of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com
Setbacks are Feedbacks and Opportunities for Growth
I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us. – Serena Williams
Sometimes we get so caught up in the details of our daily processes and our expectations that we forget the big picture. We forget what is truly important. The setbacks come to awaken us from our habitual routines and remind us to take a look at the grand scheme.
Think about it if you never met setbacks in you life you would think that you are superhuman and that you have nothing left to learn.
But life per definition – at least in my definition – is a learning process. Life teaches you lessons over and over again until you get it. And once you get it, you’re brought other new challenges to master.
Those renewed challenges continuously teach you the next level of mastery, or they teach you mastery in another area of your life that needs your attention.
Since setbacks are so precious feedback and and an opportunity to learn, isn’t it wise to just embrace them in the midst of the apparent chaos before the vail get lifted and we can see clearly?
Even better, attract them. Instead of fearing challenges, say to the universe “Bring it” I’m ready. And ask for the wisdom and strength necessary to deal with them.
You can’t be given something that you don’t have the capability to resolve or for which you aren’t prepared anyway.
And yes you might need to learn some new skills or acquire some new resources in order to master a particular setback, but you’ll definitely be challenged to the strengths of you ability, and to the level of your current strengths
Setbacks can be great opportunities
- to revise your why
- to redefine your priorities
- to reinforce your discipline
- to start over and/or continue or sometimes change trajectory if necessary
- to strengthen your mindset
- to go to the next level of mastery
Take Personal Responsibility When Facing Setbacks
“Failure is an opportunity. If you blame someone else, there is no end to the blame.
Therefore the Master fulfills her own obligations and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do and demands nothing of others.” – Lao Tzu
It ‘s so easy to point the finger and look for someone to blame when something unexpected comes our way.
Although in finding someone to blame, we just throw the ball at someone else and stop looking for the lessen to learn, for the opportunity to grow.
The not so easy path requires you to look inside to find out where your personal responsibility lies, not in order to blame yourself – that’s unfruitful – but to discover what the unexpected setbacks brings you as lessons.
What benefits do you get from this?
What drawbacks would you get if the situation was not exactly the way it is right now?
Are there opportunities to grow?
Answering these main question require you to access your inner wisdom through introspection self reflection and meditation. The results – the answers – will shift your perception to a balanced equanimous mind.