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Become a setback artist

Anyone can take a win and it demands a gentleman or lady to take a loss. Keep in mind that it is possible to make it an art rather than something strange to take a setback. So, be a gentleman or lady and become a setback artist.

Per Olsson, Strength stairs

4 steps to handle setbacks better

  1. Accept the setback

    It is ok to be frustrated, irritated or sad when having a setback.
    The essential thing here is to be humble about that it perhaps was meant to be this time.
    Use explanations instead of excuses and negotiations about why the setback occurred.

  2. Give it enough time to go over

    Remember that frustration, irritation or whatever feeling you have need to be processed and come out of your system so you can move on.
    The important thing is to release the emotions.
    Avoid aging. If you end up in such a situation, I think you should talk to someone to get a perspective on things.

  3. Reflect on what you can learn from the setback

    Think about what you can do differently next time, if there is a next time.
    The important thing is that what you can influence is from where you are now and onward, what has happened can never be affected.

  4. Set achievable intermediate goals

    When you have reflected on what you can do differently for the future, it may be a good idea to set goals that are achievable just to make you successful.
    It’s about programming the feeling that goals can be achieved.


Is it possible to turn into an art to overcome adversity?

Of course it does, follow the tips in this blog post and you will over time make it an art to take a setback.

Does this to-do list work for other occasions?

Yes, it is created to work in success as well. We can always draw learnings and set new goals regardless if it something went well or less well.

Should I use the to-do everytime I have a setback?

The list is about setbacks in the context of exercise, nutrition, recovery and sleep. Heavier topics such as death, illness or other losses and hardships, I think, for example, psychologists, physiotherapists, doctors, psychotherapists or other health care should deal with you.