The England Result: Euros 2020
After the rather disappointing Euros 2020 result this past Sunday, while trying to comfort my partner, he asked me ‘but what do England do next?’.
My first response was to tell him that ‘we keep going’.
Surely, we just try again, right?
But this response did not make him feel any better. He couldn’t see why we had even tried in the first place, and I get it. You can’t see the wood from the trees when you’re right in the center of it all. The disappointment, the failure, the setback, it all drags you into a state of negativity.
So how do you move forward after a disappointing result?
In business, there’s a LOT of ups and downs. You don’t always win. But you have to keep going.
We thought we’d take a look at some of the things that have helped us to move forward instead of being sucked up in the negativity. And fingers crossed they might help you too.
- Don’t pretend
It’s ok to feel how you feel. You’re allowed to make a big deal out of the things that feel really big to you.
Pretending you’re ok, or trying to paint over it with a smile, isn’t courageous.
It only stops you from processing what happened and learning from it.
Don’t reject how you feel, let it out, otherwise it will stay with you for a long time and drag you further down into negativity.
- Analyze what went wrong
It can be really hard to come to the realization that you have failed. Once you do, though, you’ll be able to look back at the experience for what it was and open yourself up for new opportunities. The best way to do this is to look at the situation as objectively as possible.
Get facts and data involved.
Until you understand why you failed, it’s going to be hard to try again, and expect different results.
- Ask better questions
You’ve already accepted you’ve failed – you don’t need to ask yourself hard questions that make you feel worse about the situation.
Instead ask yourself constructive questions, questions that can add value and help you improve.
Questions like ‘what is one thing I can do differently next time?’
These types of questions will give you a plan of action for the next time (and there will be a next time!)
- See the benefits
Failure is a part of the road to success, learn to see failure as a chance to learn.
Even if everything goes wrong and you come back, you still made a huge step.
You tried it. You lived it.
- Don’t compare yourself
It’s a great way to ruin your self-esteem, especially when you’re under this pressure of defeat.
Instead of letting other people’s triumphs get you down on yourself, let them open you up to possibilities. Let them be an inspiration for what you can be, do and have in life.
Remember that this is just a snapshot of your life. Where you are today doesn’t say anything about where you’ll be in one or three years from now.
- Begin again
Failure can devastate you if you allow it to. But it doesn’t have to.
Failure shouldn’t be the end of your dreams, goals, and aspirations. The power of failure should motivate you to chase your goals, take a fresh start and make a new beginning.
Let failure make you stronger, tougher, and more resilient.
Keep going, all the great success in life has not been achieved without failure, so don’t let it stop you from trying again.
We hope this gave you a little pick-me-up and helped you to see the bigger picture. The biggest failure is not trying, so make sure you keep going!
England will have success, just as you will too.
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