Channeling Humiliation

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Humiliation can be a good thing if you learn to channel it. It can stimulate a burning desire to improve and grow. Pursuing success is like navigating a mine field filled with obstacles, mistakes, failure and regrets. The key is to learn from those pitfalls rather than wallow in regret. Humiliation can elevate you to a better place. There’s a reason why nature endowed us with the humiliation emotion. It is there to push us to improve our lives. Don’t view humiliation as a bad thing, rather, see it for what it is – a signal to change. Let humiliation drive you to grow as an individual.

History is replete with individuals who experienced humiliation and used it to further their careers. Abraham Lincoln experienced humiliation often. He was defeated for state legislature , failed in business, defeated for state speaker, lost an election to Congress, lost renomination to Congress, rejected for a land officer position, defeated for U.S. Senate, defeated for nomination as Vice President and again defeated for U.S. Senate. He could have wallowed in regret but instead he used humiliation to push himself to improve and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
 
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