Say that you fail to make a sale that you thought was going to happen or get rejected by a gallery where you really wanted to show. There’s a particular tactic you can employ to put this unfortunate (but not uncommon) incident behind you.
That’s to “get a grip on your mind”—that is, you need to actively think thoughts that serve you rather than allow yourself the “indulgence” of brooding about this incident. You do this getting a grip by “hearing” the pestering thought and saying, internally or out loud, “No, you aren’t serving me!”
You actively dispute the thought and refuse to indulge it. Then you substitute a thought that does serve you, for instance “I have a long, great career ahead of me!” This three-step process of hearing, disputing, and substituting is key to maintaining your emotional health and succeeding at your chosen career!
This is really good!! So many times we allow our minds to take over with negative thoughts. This article shares different stratages to fight against them.
I say “Keep knocking on doors, just not ‘that’ door right now.”