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Why you will succeed despite setbacks

Succeed despite setbacksFind reasons why you will succeed despite setbacks.

I’m not talking about how you plant to succeed.

But rather, why you will succeed.

And to do that you have to think first of why you failed.

Blaming others

One of the first reasons you might think that you failed is because somebody let you down.

Maybe your boss made you work overtime.

So you didn’t get to write that blog post you planned for today.

Maybe you think how a parent always said you would fail.

So you think “every time I fail, it’s because my parents always told me I would.”

Perhaps the kids are too noisy, so you can’t get any work done at home.

Or your spouse wants to go to the beach today, so now you can’t send out that email to your list.

You could buy a course that will teach you how to use Twitter to market your blog.

But if you fail to use Twitter effectively, you blame the person who sold you the course.

“They just want to make money,” you complain.

Or, “they know the secret, but won’t give it to me.”

You know how all that goes.

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Some people really believe that they’re just not good enough to succeed, so they blame themselves.

So of course, it follows that “I failed because I know that I’m just not good enough to succeed.”

Whether you’re blaming somebody else or whether you’re blaming yourself, blaming others will never help you to succeed.

It only gives you more and more reasons for failing.

Blame circumstances

You can also blame the situation you find yourself in.

I was all ready to start using this great Twitter strategy, but now Twitter changed the platform.

So I can’t do it anymore.

What bad luck.

I always seem to be just behind the curve.

Everybody else succeeds, but I’m always left out.

Or how about this one…

“I was going to write that ebook but I just never had the time.”

Or this…

If I could just get an extra day off from work each week, I could finally get things done.

But now I have to buy a new car so I can’t even think about cutting down my work time.

Otherwise I’ll be without a car.

Without a car I won’t be able to get to work.

And if I can’t get to work, then I can’t pay the rent.

You see where this goes.

Every circumstance you come up against gives you a good reason for failing.

Why you will succeed despite setbacks

Find reasons why you will succeed despite setbacks.

No matter what people have told you, or promised you, or however they’ve labeled you… they cannot affect the outcome of your efforts.

Your success or failure is independent of the people around you, or people you have been raised by, or bought training coures from.

And your circumstances are things that you have little or no control over.

How Can I Break Through Endless Failure

If a tree falls on your car so you can’t get to work, you cannot control that circumstance.

However, you have total control over your response to that circumstance.

Having the ability to control your response to circumstances is what I call taking responsibility… or “response-ability.”

When you take responsibility for your life, then you will start controlling the level of your success.

And when you know why you will succeed despite setbacks and circumstances, then you know that you are in control.

So how about it?

Why will you succeed?

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Is it because you want more money?

Are you trying to get back at people who always told you that you would fail?

Maybe you want to move out of your house or apartment.

Or perhaps you want to relocate to another city.

You might want to have more time to do things for yourself and your family.

Maybe you want to finance a real estate investment, or hire a coach to help you gain success.

Perhaps you want to put your kid in private school.

Or help your spouse be able to quit his/her job.

There are many reasons why people are driven to succeed.

But you don’t need to be concerned about all those things.

You only have to know why you will succeed.

And even more… why you will succeed despite setbacks… because you know there will be many setbacks along the way.

Once you know all that, you will have a clear sense of your own “why.”

Then your path to success will lay before you.

Will you take the first step along that path?

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Leave me a comment below.

Let me know what is most important for you to succeed at right now.

What are your challenges?

How will you overcome them, and more importantly, why.

Tell me why you will succeed despite setbacks?


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Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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10 Responses to Why you will succeed despite setbacks

  1. Cha June 4, 2020 at 5:46 am #

    In every failure you will encounter, there’s always a silver lining. I believe that learning and making my failure as my strength will lead me to success. Thank you for sharing a wonderful post.

  2. Ram Thakur May 30, 2020 at 1:51 am #

    Donna, thanks for making me feel motivated. When I started my blog I had to do research, content writing, and SEO on my own. And, it’s been a year… still, I am making no money out of it. But, I’m working on making my blog a better place for technology news and I believe one day I will succeed. Since I am working alone, it will take to see the desired result and I’m sure I won’t fail.

  3. Ryan K Biddulph
    May 21, 2020 at 12:46 am #

    Donna, this is an super kick in the tail for many bloggers out there. The habit of blaming seems to be really common in the blogging niche these days. People need to take full responsibility for their lives. I’m talking about blogging, offline stuff and really everything. I do own it all, because in so doing, I free myself from blaming anything or anyone for any of my perceived failures. Excellent post.

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  4. Moss Clement
    May 20, 2020 at 10:38 am #

    Hi Donna,

    The circumstance surrounding us are the things that we cannot control, but the outcome – how we react to the event is what defines our success. I so much appreciate the insights you presented in this article.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. James McAllister May 18, 2020 at 11:59 am #

    Hey Donna!

    This is a really important article, and I feel a lot of entrepreneurs underestimate the power of mindset.

    Ultimately you have to accept that your response is your responsibility. Nobody else can give it to you, and in truth, nobody else can take it away. It’s easier to justify our lack of action (or results) on external circumstances, other people etc and while I don’t doubt that there are people going through real hardships, we can’t use these as justification to remain where we are.

    Once we accept this, we can position ourselves to grow!
    – James McAllister
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  6. Gaurav Kumar
    May 15, 2020 at 5:47 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Setbacks are the standard part of human life. Where some people think it is the end, the others take it as the lesson to speed up their journey to success.

    The people who blame others for their failure finds a reason to live with that failure.

    But people like me take responsibility and next time use the experience to stop making the same mistake.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Donna Merrill May 15, 2020 at 8:16 am #

      Hi Gaurav

      You give such a great lesson here.

      Turn “setbacks” into learning how to stop making the same mistake.

      That really is the key to getting over the hurdle, and finding out how to succeed.

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  7. Marquita Herald
    May 13, 2020 at 4:18 pm #

    Oh, girl, great message and well said! Working in personal development, I have heard every one of those excuses, but there is one that never fails to push my hot button. “Well, you know, it’s just so hard.” Ahh! It will always be hard, there will always be setbacks because that’s how you learn and grow. For me, that is what makes the journey fun. I’m sure you’ll inspire a lot of people with this message Donna. Thanks!
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    • Donna Merrill May 15, 2020 at 8:13 am #

      Hi Marquita

      Thanks for your insights here.

      I know your blog is all about “resilience” and that certainly is a major part of this.

      People have “reasons” for not moving forward, but as you point out… they are really just excuses.

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  8. Yasir Utomo
    May 13, 2020 at 3:54 am #

    The most important success for me now is make my family happy. I am about to become a dad soon, I really hope that I can be a good dad, there are so many challenges now in pandemic time but I will do my best in every day.

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