Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

Last Updated Jul 10, 2007 12:41 PM EDT

Everyone has bad experiences. It's how you react to them that counts. Lifehack.org offers 7 Practical Steps to Turn Around a Bad Experience, the idea being to help you take away something positive instead of getting mired in the negative. Here's an example:
Find a New Goal Don't dwell in the past. The best way to get out of a rut is to start building momentum again. Get a new goal or pursuit. A new challenge will get you to stop thinking about your failure and get you to focus on something positive. A new goal will also give the opportunity for future successes instead of dwelling on a current stumble.
The author also recommends building a support base (peers, mentors, etc.), being humble, and figuring out what the bad experience has taught you. Anything you'd like to add? Click the Comments link at the top of the post.
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