5 Important Ways To Rise From Defeat

5 Important Ways To Rise From Defeat

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5 Important Ways To Rise From Defeat
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Everyone falls down once in a while. We shouldn’t let defeat, failure or making mistakes overcome us because some things are just meant to be. Accepting moments as they happen and as they are will lead to your own self-liberation and a path towards something better.

By chasing my dreams I will incur defeat and loss along the way but that should not stop me in continuing to strive for my passion in life. This continuous belief will help you overcome defeat. Maybe you have been built to encounter such test and defeats to know what you can overcome.

Here are five ways to rise from defeat:

1. Remember why you started

Every time you encounter defeat you are forced to dig deep and look for energy reserves, passion, and belief in chasing your dreams. Constantly asking myself what’s my why? My why is refusing to be average; to inspire and motivate others, through my work and character. There are much bigger causes in the world that require our attention as opposed to focusing on just you.

There is a reason behind everything and you will discover it at the right time. We are not aware of the clockworks of the universe. It slowly ticks away and we face new obstacles in our path requiring constant affirmation, belief and hope that anything is possible. Every obstacle is a reminder to go back and reignite that spark when you first began your journey.


2. Get up and try again

The more time spent on focussing on the past the less time you have for improvement and becoming successful. There is no need to be melodramatic when things don’t go as planned. Use the time ahead to your advantage and try as many times as you can to make your breakthrough. Ask yourself if what you’re doing is getting you closer to your goal.

Success is the by-product of small efforts coming together as one. Nature’s law shows us that good things come in time and if you wish to see change then put effort in harvesting the seeds that you have planted. The advice is simple; get up, show up, and be ready for your next bout.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

3. Silence the voices

Voices reside in our minds as doubts, which build up as fear and worry us about what is next. Added pressure also comes from what others will say about you. The only person you should aspire to be is a better version of yourself. You won’t do yourself any good if you’re constantly gaining other people’s appreciation to make yourself feel better because if you incur failure it leads to a cycle of destruction.

Part of success is learning how to control pain and using it to build strength. That control is won by counteracting negative thoughts on a daily basis with positive energy. Gain positive energy right away with “I can do it”, “I will do it” spirit. Just a little positivity goes a long way and makes your goal more clear.


4. Find support

Your confidence is shaken so you avoid talking to people because it hurts to elaborate on the way things unfolded. Creating a framework of support from extrinsic motivators like family, friends, and mentors will provide fuel for your motivation. Admitting defeat and talking about it is self-liberating and a source of building courage.

Ask your peers how they overcome obstacles and I’m sure their stories will be a source of inspiration and motivation. Therefore you must engage in important conversations; work together and ask as many questions as possible to get that spark to reinvigorate your confidence again. It is tough trying to make it on your own and that’s why success sometimes isn’t an all alone thing it is an altogether thing.


5. Learn patience the right way

In order to adapt to sudden defeat, treat it as a temporary process because it becomes easier to handle. There is no finish line to failure and see it as a continuing process where you can grow. You may think that continuing on is hopeless but patience teaches one to act differently and by not being bitter.

All you have to do is work hard on planning. You will rise again because the fruits of your labour don’t always become evident but more that your patience is required. Nurture your dreams with patience and get ready to shine.

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting” – Joyce Meyer

We all carry a massive weight on our shoulders and it feels as if the world has come to an end. Defeat it is just a small thing, so let go. The world goes on regardless and you still exist. Failure offers you a new perspective and a new breath in life to say to yourself: it’s ok.

Think of a spectrum; somebody out there on one end doesn’t have the same opportunities as you so in that regard feel blessed and humbled that you have something.

How are you going to rise from defeat? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!
Besides working in the field of science; helping patients through genetic testing, my purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles and stories from around the world. I love to engage creative and ambitious minds on my facebook page www.facebook.com/workharddreambig.


  1. Patience is the most important thing. We will all suffer setbacks and losses but if you can tap into your patience, breathe and reset your thoughts, you can move on easily. Great article Usman.

  2. Great article bro, ever so often we are paralyze by our assume failures. I personally hold the thought that people who accept failures as gateways to reinvention and opportunity to be better the next time around. Will always have the edge over everyone else. Thanks for sharing. Keep inspiring.

  3. Excellent article Usman!

    When we fail, we tend to ponder, searching for new meaning to our lives, exploring the potential for possible answers and solutions for achieving our goals. In fact, failure is a crucial part of goal achievement. It acts as life’s guiding light and as mother nature’s chisel, playing an important role in improving each subsequent iteration and generation of life.

    And I love this Quote;
    “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting” – Joyce Meyer

    Heitem Ak

    • Thank you for reading my article. I personally love the quote about patience. Yes failure does add a new meaning to life; it teaches us to be strong and shines light on a totally new path that was really meant for you and helps you discover your real purpose. Failure opens doors that we’re not aware of and that is why I always say that failure is success turned inside out.

      I invite to my facebook page; please search “WORK HARD DREAM BIG and don’t forget to hit LIKE.

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