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Didn’t Win the Gold: How to Restore Drive After Failure

Restore Olympic drive with Rainbow International® 

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2014) – Everyone has dealt with failure and disappointment. Even though gold medal opportunities have passed, people bounce back from adversity. Olympic athletes Mo Farrah, Jessica Ennis and Michael Johnson missed out on the gold medal only to come back and dominate their sport through perseverance and resiliency. Rainbow International has tips to help restore drive after failure.

  • 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.

About Rainbow International®:

Established in 1980, Rainbow International is a global franchise organization providing residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Rainbow International franchisees offer a broad range of

damage restoration services (ranging from water, smoke and fire damage to carpet and upholstery cleaning and deodorization) to more than 330 locations worldwide. The new Rapid Structural Drying Network of Rainbow International has established a network of elite water loss mitigation franchises across the United States. Rainbow International is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit

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