How to Come Back from Failure

Learn 4 Ways to Bounce Back Lighter from Failure

An illness, a divorce, job loss, or loss of a loved one knocked a person down and out. Or an economic crisis. Has a situation ever knocked you down and out? Sometime you found yourself down and out from a situation that you could not cope with. Did you say to yourself, “Would I feel better if I gave up?” How did you come back from that situation?

What I want to share with you is how to come back from failure. There are four ways that can help you do so.  What do you do if you ever feel down and out?


To move forward after a situation knocks a person out cold, you need to heal emotionally. Meditation helps you to relax. Therefore, you can look within for inner strength and guidance. 

Listen to Inner Guidance

Inner guidance speaks through intuition, nudges, a little voice, and circumstances. Therefore, you want to have self-awareness to take notice to the guidance. Furthermore, you listen. Inner guidance gives right direction. Hence, you gain the confidence and courage to begin to go forward.

Find Something to Do

Get busy. Michelangelo said, “I never feel better than when I have a chisel in my hand.”

Become involved in something worthwhile and in something to apply your talents. When you do, you feel good about yourself and you feel valuable. Therefore, you build or rebuild your confidence to continue to move forward.

Become Interested in Others

Write a letter or your own “I’m thinking of you” note to someone.

Have you ever called someone and their circumstances made you forget yours?

One naturally identifies with others in pain, especially similar pain. So, when you notice someone in pain, ask yourself, “What can I do?” When you focus your attention on others, you begin to forget about your problem. The more you do this, the more you let go. You develop strength, resilience, and confidence.  You trust yourself. You go forward.  

With these four ways, you recover. You rebuild the confidence to set goals and act to meet these goals. Therefore, you have the great life you deserve. Thus, I hope you make these steps part of your life.

©Dorothy Wehunt and 2016-2020.