William Liao
Nov 26, 2023

Everyone experiences setbacks.

Some helpful things to keep in mind when they happen to you:

  1. It’s ok to feel bad after a setback. This is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign that you’re human.
  2. Setbacks rarely disappear by themselves — if you want to overcome them, you will need to address them when you’re ready.
  3. Every setback is an opportunity for redirection and is a test of your resolve.

The world can throw challenges at you, but it cannot take your creativity or determination from you.

As long as you get back up and move forward, you’re still in the game.



William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (