The Setbacks That Can Derail Your Success

Sometimes we eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats us. That’s the pearl of wisdom from the old dude at the end of the Big Lebowski, and isn’t it true? There can be times when it feels like we’re on top of the world when everything is going right, and then others when it seems like the whole world has turned against us. Sometimes, what has caused this change of fortune can be impossible to locate – it just happens. At other times, we can see quite clearly what’s happened. Below, we take a look at some of the common setbacks that stop you progressing with your love.


Job Stagnation

You’re doing something wrong if you’re not starting a new job with bags of energy and enthusiasm for everything that it might bring. But equally, you’re doing something wrong if you’re staying in a job that you know is not going to lead you anywhere. While it’s less dramatic than the other setbacks listed in this article, the results can be damaging in a less direct way. Life is all about pushing yourself, trying to improve, and moving on up in the world. In many ways, a dead-end job is worse than being fired. At least when a position is terminated, you’re forced to get out there and make something happen.

Suffering an Injury

You could have everything going for you, but always keep in mind that suffering a setback might just be a moment away. If you suffer a personal injury – whether due to a car incident, accident at work, or anything else – then you may face months living an alternative reality, one in which you’re only focused on recovering from your injuries. While your health will be the main focus of your attention, keep in mind that an injury affects your mental health, relationships, ability to do your job, and so on, and you’ll need to show your strong character to avoid letting it derail your progress.

An Unexpected Health Condition

We tend to take our health for granted when we’re young. We see all those ailments of older people, and somehow convince ourselves that the same can’t happen to us. But as most people eventually find out, this turns out to be false – health conditions, some serious, some just annoying, can and will happen. As such, it’s important to keep on top of your health at all times, and that includes before you have a health condition to think about. Remember, you’re just as vulnerable as other people, but you can do things to improve your chances of being health issues at bay.

Powering Through

Life will always have something up your sleeve to set you back. However, this part of the game. If you’re going to be beaten down every time life gives you lemons, then you’re not going to get very far in life! Instead, stay hopeful, don’t let the issues get you down too much, and keep on marching forward regardless of what happens.

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