Get Back On Track After You Screwed Up

Occasions where you screw up arise in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Some upset you, some upset others, some leave you broke, embarrassed, jobless, divorced, or on the verge of a mental breakdown. As a business owner,  you are responsible for your livelihood, and probably for that of others, which is why when you screwup, for whatever reason, the focus should be on how you will come out the other side and get back on track as soon as you can.

Pause And Ask Why

Initially, some thinking time is needed to assess what went wrong before you can start fixing the problem. But don’t just think about the mistake itself, think about the reason it happened. Some triggers need uncovering so that the next time you can hopefully get an inkling if you think you’re going to make the same mistake again. Without establishing why it happened, anything beyond this is just a temporary plaster to cover the issue until it reoccurs again. When you’ve reasoned the cause, let what you did go.

Back To The Start

Take a look at your life, and think about that which is essential, because everything beyond that can potentially wait. For instance, taking care of yourself is important (such as eating healthy, going to the gym, getting enough rest). Putting you in as the central focus, will enable you to when you’re ready to, emulate your best characteristics and traits that your business needs to thrive. And if you have any, taking care of your children is vital – as is keeping the roof over your heads. Everything else can afford to take a backseat for now. Canceling unnecessary plans, or events that could cause you to make a mistake again is essential for now. It’s the time to refocus on what you can’t live without.

Your Adjusted Schedule

You have your reason for doing what you did, and you’ve refocused your efforts on what’s essential in your life. Now it’s time to let go of the past and adjust your schedule to avoid falling into the same slump you did before. What are the solutions you can think of to prevent the same problems reoccurring? Is it finally admitting yourself to mens rehab program Tampa Florida to get the full time help you need? Is it committing to your weekly exercise to relieve the stress that slowly mounts if you don’t? Or is it meeting different people, because the ones you currently associate with lead you to make bad decisions? This section is about instilling new and healthy habits into your life so that you can get back on track and focus on what’s important.

When you’ve messed up, your emotions run high. From anger to frustration, guilt, and disappointment, it’s essential to know that the steps above take courage and persistence and are anything but easy. But also, taking positive measures will have a world of difference on your mentality. You will realize your ability to accomplish good things and will gradually gain momentum to keep heading in the right direction. 

If you find the new path you’ve chosen ‘isn’t working for you, don’t be afraid to try a different solution instead until you find the right answer.

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