Adversity is an inevitable part of life. As a business owner, it is important to be resilient and find ways to bounce back after setbacks. However, this can be easier said than done. Below are four powerful steps that can help you flourish while moving through adversity.
1. Remain as a self-empowered individual, regardless of the business problems you may be dealing with.
It is important to bounce back faster and stronger after each setback to reduce the time it takes to move on.
However, the first step in gaining self-empowerment while moving through adversities is the hardest step – accepting the reality you are in. This can be challenging, especially when things go wrong due to forces outside of our control.
It is easy to blame the circumstances and avoid taking responsibility for the outcome. However, when we embrace being responsible for the outcome, whether positive or negative, we gain self-empowerment during a non-favorable situation. By accepting the reality and taking responsibility, we can accelerate our learning and move forward.
2. Take time out.
Once you have accepted the reality, you need to let the realization simmer and not jump into problem-solving mode immediately. This will allow your mind to have full awareness of the problem. It’s a process or a period to mentally review things. Taking time out can be a grounding experience, depending on the severity of the problem, it can take a day or a couple of weeks. For example, losing millions doesn’t have to take months or years to get over. This step is important because it allows you to pause and reflect on the situation, gaining perspective and allowing your emotions to settle.
3. Shift your focus to what you can control.
Your hope is a very powerful energy, and it can easily be wasted. Avoid sticking with decisions that are not producing the outcomes you set out to achieve. This is when you need to get another person to diagnose the problem you are stuck with. We have limited energy, so over-focusing only on the problem can waste a lot of time and may prevent you from coming up with new solutions. In these scenarios, making small steps in the right direction will certainly shed new light on your adversity. By shifting your focus to what you can control, you can take proactive steps and make progress toward your goals.
4. Actively maintain hope while moving through adversity.
The future is unknown, so why worry about something that is unknown? Yes, we all play out worst-case scenarios, but it is important not to overdo it. Worst-case scenarios can prevent us from responding accordingly when opportunities present themselves. Instead, invest 85% of your energy and focus on scenarios that can turn out, while 15% in keeping an eye on the risks. By maintaining hope, you can stay positive and proactive in finding solutions to your problems.
Adversity is a part of life, and as a business owner, it is important to be resilient and find ways to bounce back after setbacks. These four steps offered as they are presented in Near Death Lessons can help you flourish while moving through adversity. By remaining self-empowered, taking time out, shifting your focus to what you can control, and maintaining hope, you can overcome challenges and achieve success in your business. Remember, every adversity is an opportunity in disguise – with the right mindset and approach, you can turn setbacks into stepping stones toward success.