“How to Use Disappointment as a Catalyst for Success!”

“How to Use Disappointment as a Catalyst for Success!”

 

Have you ever been excited about a potential career opportunity, then find out you aren’t going to get it?  Recently I was approached to do another radio interview.  I felt enthusiastic because the producer e-mailed that he wanted me to talk about my new leader’s success toolkit book.  I couldn’t wait to discuss it with him and even prepared an outline of the main points of the book.  However, when the call time arrived, the producer asked me a few questions, then apologized saying my book and what I do didn’t fit with their show.

I bet you can imagine I felt disappointed and a few years ago might have even become discouraged.  Instead I chose to see the disappointment as a catalyst for future success.  I used the following to help reframe it:

3 Steps to Turn Disappointment into a Catalyst for Future Success:

  1. Remind yourself a disappointment does not make you a failure.  Try not to take it personally.
  2. Assess whether you could have approached the issue/person in a different way which might have brought a more favorable result, or if you really had no control over the outcome.
  3. Tell yourself you have many strengths, talents and positive attributes that will at the right time attract even a better opportunity to you.   Prepare yourself to be enthusiastic again when the next opportunity comes and continue to develop your skills.

KNOW DEEP INSIDE, YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESS.  DISAPPOINTMENT CAN BE A CATALYST TO PUSH YOURSELF TO A HIGHER SELF CONFIDENCE LEVEL AS YOU STAY OPEN TO RISK AGAIN!

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