Bounce back strong from a tough setback
Use this checklist to recover from a failure and keep moving forward:
— Adapted from Acknowledge that you did the best you could at the time. Recognize that you survived and can cope with the consequences. Record what you learned. Review it often. Ask others what they learned, and have them write it down for you. Then, list ways to do it better next time. Thank everyone for their feedback and insights. Remember that if someone is hostile in delivering feedback, it probably reflects his or her level of fear more than your competence. Clean up any messes and deliver any information or apologies due. Never try to cover up a failure. Take some time to go back and review your successes. You’ve done many more things right than wrong. Regroup. Collectively reaffirm your worth and contributions. Refocus on your vision. Absorb the lessons, recommit to your old plan or create a new one. Stay in the game and keep everybody moving forward. The Success Principles, Jack Canfield, HarperResource.