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Letdowns Shouldn’t Keep You Down

Sometimes despite your best efforts, things don’t go your way.

This can be really discouraging and lead you to question yourself and your value.

Sometimes no matter how hard you work or how much you prepare, you still might not get what you want or what you deserve. Whether it’s not getting that promotion, an offer for your dream job or recognition at work, it’s hard not to take these kind of letdowns personally.

But don’t let setbacks shake you. You might not realize it in the moment, but sometimes a loss now makes room for an even bigger gain down the line.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t be upset when things don’t go your way, you should! Talk about it, reflect and learn from it; just don’t let it stop you.

After a big letdown, it’s up to you to decide what will happen next.

How do you handle letdowns?

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