063: When Plans Get Derailed

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063: When Plans Get Derailed

We often have this idea of the path we're meant to be on, but sometimes our hopes and dreams get off track and plans are derailed. Today’s episode is focused on how you can deal with hardships and negative situations, and I’ll share with you exactly how to turn it all around. Learn the the 5 ways you can begin to move forward if you’re feeling like everything is going wrong... Sometimes it’s all about the grace we give ourselves.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Impact Bias: How we naturally think about our experiences – good or bad.
  • Choosing a positive outlook in the face of hardship so you can move forward.
  • 5 ways we can move forward when everything seems to be going wrong.
  • How to give yourself grace instead of beating yourself down.

What To Do Next:

  • Which of the five tips listed in this episode (and below in the Resources + Links section) will you use to lift yourself backup when your plans are derailed?
  • Listen to Episode 042: How to Fail Successfully so you’ll be able to learn from your ‘failures’ and see them as opportunities instead of negative situations.

Resources and Links

Listen to Episode 042: How to Fail Successfully

5 Ways You Can Move Forward Now:

  1. View and reframe your story so that you gain deeper insight, instead of focusing on surviving and not thriving.
  2. Express your problems without getting lost in anger. Family and friends are there to support you, and we all need this encouragement, but remember not to let anger take control. Start dusting yourself off, too, and increase your social connection with them.
  3. Take a break, but don’t run from your problems. When you’re standing in a big mess, the best and easiest thing to do is to give yourself some space, calm down and come back to assess from a different perspective.
  4. Go back over your goals. Sometimes we get so caught up in the process of our goals. Sit down and go over your ‘Why.’
  5. Plan + Attack. This is the phase where there’s no more moping allowed. It’s time to reset and refocus. Create an action plan to really make your goal happen.


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