The power to comeback is the greatest power we have as human beings. Getting knocked down, failing, or coming up short is an inevitable part of life for everyone. No one has ever gone through life with a clean slate of perfection, its never happened, and won’t ever happen. What I have come to understand through my 26+ years of life is many times its ones ability to harness the comeback power inside of them that determines their destiny.
Michael Jordan cut from his High School basketball team his sophomore year. Coach K’s 38-47 start during his first three seasons at Duke. Steve Jobs being let go from Apple, the company he worked incredibly hard to build. Everyone experiences setback and failure but its the ability you have to use the comeback power on the inside of you that determines where you end up.
I have seen so many people crumble after experiencing setback. Oftentimes when things don’t go our way or the way we planned them to go, we tend to pass blame and shuck responsibility which ultimately leaves us powerless. Shucking responsibility and placing blame is another way of saying its not my fault that I failed therefore its not my responsibility to fix it. This is the biggest reason why people don’t make a comeback and settle for less than what they are capable of.
If you want to experience a comeback in your life, you must first take full responsibility for your life. There are setbacks that we can experience that we have no control over, like a hurricane flooding our house, a bad car accident that wasn’t our fault etc. However, it is our responsibility to react in a way that opens the door for a comeback. Oftentimes, we can learn something about life or ourselves in these moments of setback that we have no control over.
My question for you is when you experience setback, do you wake up the next morning feeling sorry for yourself? Or do you wake up the next morning hungry for more? If you want to experience a comeback at some point in time you will have to wake up in the morning with the revelation that you are in complete control of your destiny when you harness the comeback power that exists on the inside of you.