Why You Should Keep Pushing Through Your Setbacks

UPDATED: April 16, 2020
PUBLISHED: August 14, 2017

I want to talk to you today about overcoming setbacks in life.

I have learned that things and you are never as good as you think they are when everything’s going great, when everything’s just wonderful. But on the other side of that, it’s never as bad and you’re never as bad as things seem when you’re going through a dark time or when things are down. It’s always somewhere in between.

You’ve got to treat success and failure as just things that happen, and you’ve got to keep moving forward. Success is a journey. It has its ups and downs. It has its challenges and it has its victories. If you’ve just suffered a setback, it really is just a setup for a comeback.

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John Addison is the Leadership Editor for SUCCESS and the author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose,aWall Street Journal and USA Todaybest-seller. Renowned for his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success, John is a sought-after speaker and motivator. Read more on his blog, and follow John on Facebook and Twitter.