Dealing confidently with setbacks


“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty and every difficulty has an opportunity.”

J. Sidlow Baxter, theologian

In this chapter you will …

  • come to appreciate that everyone experiences temporary setbacks and that adversity is a necessary part of personal growth
  • train yourself to treat setbacks as obstacles to be overcome rather than signs to give up
  • discover ways to deal with the emotional fallout of difficult situations
  • apply techniques to find novel and effective ways to tackle problems
  • learn to look for the positives in every situation.

Everyone experiences at least occasional setbacks and disappointments. Hardly anyone ...

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