What To Do When You Feel Like You Just Can’t Win

Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD
2 min readSep 15, 2023
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Do you ever feel as if everything’s going wrong? Like you’re hearing way more no’s than yesses? Or maybe you just experienced a rejection (or two) that was a lot more painful than most. If so, it may have left feeling like you just can’t win. Don’t worry. It happens to most of us from time to time. I’ve certainly been there before.

What I’ve come to realize is that sometimes you just need one little victory to turn things around and to shift your mindset to one that receives. Even if things haven’t generally been going your way, you can reverse the trend.

Here are some ways that I do (and you can too) when I’m feeling that way:

  • I do something that I know that I’m good at. If you want to give yourself a small boost of confidence, sometimes it’s just a matter of setting yourself up for a milestone that you can easily achieve so that you can get that little rush.
  • I complete a task that has been on my to-do list for a long time. Nothing makes you feel better and more competent than finishing a to-do item that you have been meaning to do for a long time. There’s so much pleasure in mentally scratching it off!
  • I work on an item that aligns with my long-term goals. You might have lost the battle, but you don’t have to lose the war. Put some time and effort into being…



Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

I'm a Business Mentor, Writer/Ghostwriter, Corporate Trainer, Curriculum Consultant, TV host and Author: https://www.ownyourother.com