Look at your disappointments as lessons
Turning her thinking around was the key to success for Kelsey Eaton, a business coach and yoga instructor in Sacramento, CA. When she found herself discouraged about debt she’d taken on to start her business, she had to change her mindset. “I chose to fall in love with my debt because it was a daily testimonial to the dream I was actively turning into reality,” says Eaton, 27. "I reframed my mindset to view my debt as investments in my future."
Eaton supplemented her work with daily vision maps that clearly stated why she made the investments, how they'd helped her, and how she'd paid them off within a specific time frame. "I also started to be less hard on myself, which I think naturally brought in the right people," she says. "In just two months, I not only paid off my debt but doubled my total income."
When you face a financial setback, it's easy to think and feel negatively. To recover and move forward, you must mentally separate yourself from your failures. Keep in mind that everyone fails, and that your failures don't define you or your ability to succeed.
"You determine what comes next," Robinson says. "Once you realize this and are able to separate yourself and your future from your past experiences, you’ll feel empowered to move forward and make lasting change."