2020-12-27-Do Not Let Defeat Get the Upper Hand

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Topic: Do Not Let Defeat Get the Upper Hand

Group: 11:11 Progress Group


Teacher: Thought Adjuster

TR: Anyas



“Religious insight possesses the power of turning defeat into higher desires and new determinations.” [UB 196:3.29]


Thought Adjuster: “Episodic defeats do not have to turn into terminal losses. When correctly processed, they become potent catalysts that propel you forward from an unforeseen backstep and bring you ever closer to the happy unfolding of your divinely conceived destiny.

How else could you become aware of what needs remediation or improvement in your inner world if it remained unruffled—yet in disharmony with God’s way?

Defeats bruise your delusional and unruly ego. Humble souls interpret them as road signs pointing in the right direction. If you harbor a victor’s mentality, they will drive you forward instead of intimidating you, remotivating you to beat the odds.

Many successful individuals ate their share of humble pie. Yet, passion-driven, they kept pursuing their dreams. How much sweeter was the taste of their hard-earned victory!

It all boils down to your attitude. You are the one deciding whether you will let setbacks depreciate the overall quality of your life—thus declaring emotional bankruptcy—or if their stings will act as booster shots.

Rather than victimizing an innocent God with your misguided anger, unmask the real culprits. Were your objectives legitimate? Did you lend a deaf ear to the warnings of reason, acting foolishly? Both defeats and victories are subject to the immutable law of cause and effect.

Go back to the drawing board. Instead of flying solo, enlist the wise assistance of your inner Guidance. Skillfully turn your misses into hits by expressing gratitude for the very situations that act as agents of positive change in your life and as generous dispensers of practical wisdom.”