Business Development & Conflict Resolution

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How to Succeed, Step Back and Re-group Part II

There are times when you will have to step back, re-group, and re-focus to face a challenge in life. The path of your God-given destiny will have different challenges, so you must expect them. Indeed, you must prepare yourself to face them. Proverbs 27:12 “Solomon wrote: A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them.” You must be prepared for the challenges ahead in life and you must have a plan to deal with them. Wouldn’t you rather look ahead and prepare, instead of looking back with regret? Stop looking at your past failures and start looking at your future victories. Why does the Bible record the failures of great men like Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and Peter? To give you hope; to let you know that nobody performs flawlessly; to help you believe if they can do it, by God’s grace you can too. The road to success has many potholes. You’ll fall into some—and they are messy. But, you must dust yourself, step-up, and try again. Not only will you have to climb back out, you’ll have to dust yourself off, refocus, recommit, and keep going. Since failure is inevitable, why not make it your friend by examining each experience and growing stronger through it? Once you learn to do that, you won’t keep repeating the same mistakes and you’ll become more emotionally and spiritually stable. Timelines change, resources dry up, and assumptions prove false, plans and people fail.

As you walk the pathway to your God-given dream, remember the Old Italian proverb, “Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.” No problem; you can get another pair of shoes! Just make sure you don’t wear out and give up. Here’s God’s promise to you: “Keep traveling steadily along his pathway and in due season he will honor you with every blessing” (Psalms 37:34).

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information:;;;



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