Career & Motivation

Five Tips To Make You a Winner Again in the Face of Disappointment

Five Tips To Make You a Winner Again in the Face of Disappointment
by Amy Q.

Even the most seasoned professionals in the business world often have to battle with heart-wrenching episodes of extreme disappointment. So much so that they begin to question their abilities and even contemplate quitting. But the winners stay on to turn the defeat into glory. This article will show you how to do it. These five tips will put you back on your feet and help you triumph over disappointments at the workplace.

Accept Your Weaknesses, Capitalize on Your Strengths

Simply because your colleagues can get the job done faster doesn’t mean you are not good enough.

Maybe it’s because they are better mathematicians. Consider sharpening your math skills, or better still, creating more time for the task. And if you are better at proof-reading your work, let it show in your reports. It will make you a winner.

Do Not Lose Your Head

We can quickly lose our cool when nothing is going according to plan. Mastering our temperament is the first step towards winning the battle against disappointments.

Avoid the temptation to storm to the boss’s office to give them a piece of your mind when they are unhappy with you and instead, focus on channeling that energy into working hard on your next project.

Keep on Trying

Don’t give up. Quitters don’t win; winners don’t quit. Do not be afraid to give it another try each time you fall down.

Obvious though it may sound, by always giving it another go, your resolve grows stronger and stronger. Maybe that is what has been lacking in your repertoire.

And with each attempt, carefully note what you did right, what could be improved, and what must not see the light of day.

Not only will you triumph, but the experience might also leave you as the go-to person on the subject.

Set Realistic Personal Goals

Do not try to play catch up with the rest. Their circumstances may be entirely different, and quite often, in your shoes, they would not be able to manage.

If all your workmates are enrolling for the evening MBA class, making you feel like an absolute failure, do not panic. Continue saving until you can comfortably further your education without hurting your family’s finances.

Own up and Get to Work

Do not shift blame when the mistake is clearly yours. Doing so only creates bad blood between you and your colleagues and worsens your defeat especially when they team up against you.

Owning up and accepting failure is a sign of strength and will earn you the respect of your co-workers.

Now that you have admitted your fault, it is time to get down to work and make up for your errors.

Conclusion

The ability to overcome disappointment is within us. All it takes is a willingness to pick up ourselves and give it another shot. The extremely hostile modern business environment is not for the weak-hearted, but these surefire tips will always keep you ahead of the game. Our mindset in the face of adversity is what makes as the true winners. We do it.


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