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How to use Discouragement as a tool to power ahead

Changing strategies too fast.

Abandoning a dream too soon.

Thinking that there is only one way.

These are things I consider when I’m discouraged.

Discouragement has the potential to get me stuck.

When I get discouraged, my first reaction is to call it quits.

Every time? Yes, every time. 🙂

Do I quit now?

Not that fast.

Not anymore…

What did I learn?

Discouragement is fear’s cousin, and it’s telling lies most of the time.

What do I do now?

I sleep on it.

I slow down.

I focus on my goals.

I talk with someone.

I notice my first reaction and question it.

I work hard not to make any rushed decisions.

I let the feeling of discouragement pass.

I also reflect on the examples I have of when success followed discouragement.

Examples of when discouragement was nothing but a feeling…

Now when I feel discouraged, I take that as a trigger that I need to do some of the things mentioned above and get clear.

And ONLY when I’m clear I’ll make a decision about my next steps.

How is discouragement showing up in your life and what do you do to avoid any potential damage it can make? For questions or to schedule a complimentary coaching session on how you can leverage disappointment to maximize potential and transform for a balanced, happier and impactful life, please email me at

Quite w Lucia's portrait on it: Use discouragement to inform your next steps, NOT to get you stuck.

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