Johnny Lee Park

Author & Writer

The Secret To Overcoming Setbacks

“Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

Even though everything is on the verge of being taken away from her, Cassandra “Cass” Stone, the protagonist of the graphic novel Broken,” does not give up.  As a top-tier Security Operative who awakens fifty years after a catastrophic World War known as “The Reckoning,” Cass finds herself trapped within the chains of modern stigma. She must outwit nearly all the futuristic modern civilians outfitted with attractive technology and upgrades to stand out in this new world. She needs to summon all of her courage and resolve to forge her own identity, resisting the urge to let her fears dominate her perceptions and achieving victory over setbacks.

Find out how Cass never gives up despite all the horrors and disappointments of life and is continually surprised by brand-new ways for things to go wrong. Find out how she always recovers, picks herself up, and continues the fight to overcome setbacks and adversity. Her experience serves as a reminder that, despite obstacles, one can succeed and outperform even when almost everyone else believes they are incompatible. This remarkable novel, Broken,” is available on Amazon for purchase.

That being said, setbacks are a part of life. Whether professional or personal, it can often have a significant effect on us. Be at ease, as you are not the only one who feels this way. Everyone experiences setbacks at times. Even the most successful individuals cannot stand still when something unexpected comes their way. However, just like Cassandra, anyone is capable of adjusting to difficulty and overcoming a setback.

Continue reading if you want to learn how:

Tips For Overcoming Setbacks

Everyone experiences setbacks at some point in their lives. While these challenges may appear different for everyone, the secret that makes them feel less strained and doable comes down to your approach. There are some practical ways you can follow to help yourself overcome setbacks. Continue to the tips below to learn more:

Acknowledge The Situation

It is crucial to remember that setbacks are a necessary part of life, and there is often little you can do to stop them completely. Therefore, it is important to embrace and accept the situation and think of a possible solution. By doing this, you can begin the transformation process and become aware of all the different aspects, which in turn could help you to deal with and cope with a setback more effectively and rationally.

Accept Your Emotions

It is normal to experience moments of overwhelming emotions and sentiments when life hits you hard. However, it is important to acknowledge and accept the emotions that arise from setbacks, such as frustration, disappointment, or sadness. Accepting your emotions means recognizing and validating the feelings that arise within you without judgment or resistance. You permit yourself to experience your emotions instead of repressing or denying them fully. When you accept your emotions, you create space for self-awareness and understanding, which enables you to process and deal with difficult moments. Additionally, it helps you recover from failures and difficulties, learn from them, and advance, ultimately promoting emotional resilience and overall well-being.

Do Not Blame Yourself

We frequently find it simpler to place the blame for our errors and failures on ourselves than to look for a solution. However, it is not a wise decision to do so. By cursing or blaming yourself for something beyond your control, you actually give room for the negative emotions to triumph over the positive ones. However, there is a way to stop that. Positive self-talk is a great way to make yourself aware of your potential and make your way toward a more proactive approach to dealing with a setback. Therefore, instead of thinking and saying, “I cannot do this”, or “why it always happens with me.” Try reminding yourself, “I am capable of doing this,” and “this is a great opportunity to learn something new.”

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

There is nothing wrong with undertaking an endeavor you may have never undertaken before. Since change is an unavoidable aspect of life, addressing it head-on rather than resisting will help you become more resilient and confident. Therefore, do not be afraid to accept any challenges or new opportunities that may arise as a result of your setback. It will not only help you to be more resilient, but also allow you to learn and develop many new skills and life aspects that will help you in the long run.