If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat, What You Say

What You Say If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat

By Gene Griessman

One of my books—-“The Achievement Factors”—tells the story of some of the most successful people of our time. Their names are synonymous with success: US Presidents, astronauts, Hall of Fame athletes and coaches, movie stars, Nobel Prize winners.

One of the chapters describes the failures of very successful people and how they deal with defeat.

Again and again readers have told me that this particular chapter is the one that has meant the most to them.  It reminded them that failure is the common lot of us all.

What sets the high achievers apart is how they deal with failure—how they feel about it and how they think about it. And how they talk about it

This post is how to talk about failure. What you tell others about your failure…and what you tell yourself…self talk.

Here’s a power phase that you can use to let other people know how you feel about what happened.  It’s honest, and people who matter respect honesty. It also conveys a spirit that people like. And it’s something you can say to yourself.

Just saying it can take some of the sting away.

This particular power phrase is just one simple little sentence. Here’s what you say:

“I may have lost the battle but I have not lost the war.”

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Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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