How to Restore Your Gold Medal Drive after Failure

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Failure is inevitable in life at one point or another. It’s not a matter of if you will fail, but rather when you will fail. This year’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are no exception. With #SochiProblems trending worldwide on Twitter and numerous news stories covering the epic fail that was the Winter Olympics, it’s no secret that Sochi lost their gold medal opportunity. However, it’s never to late to bounce back from adversity and take another shot. Here are our encouraging tips to restore your drive after failure that even the Sochi Winter Olympics could benefit from.


  • Figure out what went wrong and learn from it. After a big loss teams go “back to the drawing board” to learn what went wrong and how to improve. Make a “drawing board” and figure out what went wrong.
  • Face your failure. People do not like to admit failure. Admitting failure means people may have to face failure and this can be tough. Face failure and learn from it. If it only happens once it is not a failure it is a learning experience.
  • Realize your failure. If failure is not recognized, it will never be fixed. People need to realize failure so it can be fixed and lead to success.
  • Build a support system Someone, somewhere has had the same problem as you. Seek those people out and use them as a support channel. People who have been there can give advice on how to get through tough situations and be a resource on fixing failure.
  • Be realistic. Failure can be caused by unrealistic expectations. Understand if the failure is based on something that can actually be fixed.

Just because the gold medal was not reached the first time around should not be a reason to stop trying. Restore failure with these tips from Rainbow International and continue to go for the gold.