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A Setback Is a Setup for a Comeback – Unknown

Don’t allow setbacks to derail your dreams. A setback is not an excuse to throw in the towel on yourself, your goals are too important, your better life is still possible, keep moving forward!

I like the analogy of riding a bike.  When you were learning to ride a bike for the first time and inevitably fell off, did you just give up?  No, you got back up, dusted yourself off, and tried again until you learned.  Now did that initial setback somehow reveal your inability to succeed in the future?  Of course not.  If every failure was truly a sign of all of our inability to succeed at something in the future, nobody in this world would even know how to ride a bike!  So the simple fact that you see some people riding a bike every day, should be a reminder to you that your goals and dreams are possible.

The lesson is to never let a small setback stop you from continuing to try.  If you get knocked down, get back up, take a deep breath, analyze what caused it, make any adjustments, and try again the next day.  The most important point being, that you simply keep trying again and again until you make it work.  Babe Ruth said, “It is hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

Don’t allow the rocky terrain of life to flatten your spirit, you can have what it is you desire.  Remember, everything yields to diligence, believe in yourself and keep going till you find a way to make it happen!

A Setback Is a Setup for a Comeback – Unknown
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  1. Great post! I just shared with my recovery community. This could be the lifesaving reminder someone needs to make it another 24 hours – or 5 minutes.

    • Thank you Laura. I hope the words can be of help, but just want to make clear that this is not professional advice. If somebody is struggling that seriously to please make sure you contact a qualified professional for help. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  2. I tried reblogging this post but when it appeared on the reader it looked like a post that I had written. Usually reblogs appear as the source with a message that it had been “reblogged from” 🙁 I deleated the post because I didn’t want anyone to think I had stolen it and was calling it mine. I just liked it and wanted to share it. You had 3 likes before I dleated it!

    • Element yea I don’t think there is an option to officially “reblog” a wordpess.org site. but the way you did it was fine, I had already approved it and saw it, you can redo it if you want. I would just ask that it be part of the post with a link to the post on this site to finish reading. I appreciate the love as always!

  3. Very inspiring, thank you for sharing!

  4. This is another great seed and I too, like the analogy of the bicycle! Thanks for sharing your words of encouragement and your continued support!

  5. Important message! We can’t hear this enough!

  6. Perfect for me today. Thank you!

  7. This is such a great post. I need to bookmark this and come Back to it on bad days!

  8. Great post and so true! A set back is merely an opportunity. Thanks for the insight.

  9. Enjoyed this. So relatable and essential to learn. If at first you don’t succeed, get yourself back up and try again. This post made me think of the song from the late R&B singer, Aaliyah. <3

  10. Couldn’t have said this better myself……..bravo x

  11. A setback is really a perception of failure. Often if we look at the entire situation with open eyes we can find a gift as to the direction we are then supposed to go in. It’s always a series of baby steps towards our dreams, just keep walking…great post as always!

  12. Another analogy I like is that if we didn’t get up each time we fell as babies, the human race would still be crawling about on all fours!

  13. Thank you – this is great! I’ll look out for those cyclists! ;o)

  14. This is so well said. It reminds me of something I read about perserverence. If we think of ourselves the same way a baby approaches walking. They get up over and over and over again. Resilient and determined. Thanks for sharing.

  15. HOWMusic4theMindBodySpirit

    Always love your writings. Thank you for stopping to support me. Much love. I think I follow you on every social media form. 🙂 Keep spreading the light.

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