How do you pick yourself up and keep going when you feel defeated?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. Eliminate Cancer profile image62
    Eliminate Cancerposted 6 years ago

    How do you pick yourself up and keep going when you feel defeated?

    In sports  you sometimes see a team come back from way behind to win the game, but in life this is hard.  What do you do when you suffer so many set-backs?  It could be a never-ending struggle to find work, or failed relationships - where do you find the strength to persevere, move on and ultimately succeed?

  2. msorensson profile image68
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    As I don't see life as a game anymore, the question never arises.

    I am grateful just to be alive, to keep the dogs fed and warm...

    As long as there is breath, there is hope, a chance...indeed the Zen Masters teach us, we live and die with every breath..hence life no matter how challenging it appears, has to be lived fully..

  3. Nare Anthony profile image69
    Nare Anthonyposted 6 years ago

    Physically: Try to keep your head up! (Shouldn't be too hard)
    Psychologically: You will be fine from the above mentioned!

  4. mepperly profile image67
    mepperlyposted 6 years ago

    I change my focus to gratitude and being productive.

  5. madmachio profile image60
    madmachioposted 6 years ago

    There's acouple different methods I use.. Questions to ask yourself.
    1. Ask yourself. "What good would quiting do?" Is this a habbit I choose to start or do I want to prove the negative side of myself wrong?
    2. Would the person I love, idolize, or that depends on me, be proud of me staying on the ground or root for me to pick myself up?
    3. We fail so that we can learn.
    4. Goals in life are important.
    5. God never gives us more then we can handle. (if you believe in God that is)

    Good luck! I wish you success!

  6. Miss Lacey profile image60
    Miss Laceyposted 6 years ago

    As a typically negative person, it is quite hard to pick myself up when I'm feeling defeated. I have gone through periods of horrible emotional distress. In those moments, I felt like nothing was ever going to give. I felt that things could not possibly ever get better. But somehow, things always do get better.

    Usually, I submit my problems to the Lord, and pray like hell. I try to hold on to the belief that everything happens for a reason. I lean on my family, and count my blessings. I try to view my failures as learning experiences and move on.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)