Is A Setback Good?
Is A Setback Good?
Whether you see a setback as good is certainly a matter of perception.
However, if you interpret a setback as negative it can make a standstill in your progress, whereas seeing the setback in a positive and realistic light brings a spiritual environment for success.
In fact, sometimes one “setback” can create several steps ahead.
If you experience a setback in your general plans for movement in your life, a setback is good because you cannot experience a so-called “setback” if you weren’t moving forward.
Furthermore, my interpretation is that a setback is good because a setback always brings opportunity.
It is whether you respond to a setback with acceptance or react with resistance that determines the fate of the setback.
Acceptance opens doors, whilst resistance closes them.
People sometimes resist a setback by being angry (a mask for sadness) or resentful, or they feel stuck and don’t know what to do next.
This can occur because you think and fear a setback means an obstacle.
But that is a myth.
Use this reframe: an “obstacle” is merely an illusion, so you can free yourself to see that a setback is an opportunity.
On account of there really isn’t such a thing as an “obstacle.” For the reason that there are always solutions to achieve your desires as long as you let go of your attachment to how you think things should look or happen.
Another aspect is was the setback you perceived based on a personal expectation of another person?
If it was a setback based on an expectation—I’d suggest that whilst “standards” of how you must be treated by others is necessary because standards are based on self-care and what you value—do not set specific “expectations” upon other people because that is unfair to them and yourself. Since expectations back another person into a corner and limit the natural flow of the cycle of giving and receiving between you and that individual.
So why do I say that a setback brings opportunity?
Because a setback inspires you to pause. And it is in that stillness that you can step outside of yourself and have the opportunity to look at things in a new way—this initiates a transformation which brings a breakthrough—which always brings opportunity for innovation, new possibilities, a better way, and an optimal outcome.
The setback might be signaling you to re-evaluate everything in your particular planned process to achieve a goal and to start over anew.
Or the setback might not mean a brand-new start altogether, but be a signal to tweak your planned process to spark the commencement of a new chapter.
Trust and have Faith that the Universe has your Highest Good and the “How” handled, even when it appears you have an altogether new, or modified direction, the Universe has the “Big Picture” which humans do not. Part of your life lessons are to keep your choices and decisions rooted in unconditional love and made consciously which always helps for great new beginnings.
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