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10 Ways to Successfully Handle Defeat

Throughout our lives we are likely to encounter a defeat. A defeat could be anything from losing a sports game, or a new business you started and it fails. Defeats can be large or small and some may be difficult to handle. Doug A. Sandler, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has some tips to help you handle your next defeat:

  1. Learn a lesson
  2. See the glass half full
  3. Every failure puts you one step closer to success
  4. See opportunity in every failure
  5. Look for guidance from the experts 
  6. Keep your eye on the prize 
  7. Take responsibility and do not blame others
  8. Stay in the game and don't give up
  9. Continue to give it your best effort
  10. Believe in yourself

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Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.