#52: What To Do When You Feel Defeated

It's inevitable that you'll have a day where you feel defeated when you're going after a really big dream. Whether it's not happening fast enough, or obstacles are in your way, or you get rejected, you'll have a day where you're feeling down about your dream.

That's why I wanted to give you tools to push through that feeling because the sooner you get out of it, the closer you get to your dream. And of course, the longer you stay in the muck, the further away your dream will remain.

Here are the 4 tools you can use to pick yourself up from a bad day:

1. Find your people

You want friends you can turn to who won't commiserate with your misery, but try to lift you out of it and change your perspective. 

Rancho Palos Verdes - Is it not the most beautiful place ever?!

Rancho Palos Verdes - Is it not the most beautiful place ever?!

2. Study famous failures

So many crazy successful people have gone through incredibly tough times to get where they are. Some have gone through times way tougher than your bad days and they were able to overcome them and create massive success. So if they can overcome huge obstacles, so can you!

3. Realize that your defeat will lead to negative actions

When you're feeling defeated, you don't make healthy actions. When you're down, you don't make decisions that will bring you closer to your dream, so you want to get out of it as fast as you can.

4. Find your "thing" that makes you happy

What can you do to lift yourself out of a funk? I like to listen to Abraham Hicks videos because they are not only inspiring, but also quite funny. I find myself laughing out loud. Maybe there is a comedian who always makes you laugh. Find something that makes you really happy and inspired to help lift you out and change your perspective.

This is the Abraham Hicks video with the hilarious guy from Philly. I love when Abraham says "you're a little crazy!".