Building a support base of colleagues and mentors will help us when times are rough. This is definitely a situation where we need to prepare in advance. Even if we aren’t dealing with a particularly difficult situation right now, we might need some reinforcement in the future A sense of humility and humor can keep us moving forward when things are tough. I’m not a follower that says overwhelming confidence is the approach to success. Being humble in our abilities but confident in our chances to grow will let us shrug off failures. Humility doesn’t necessarily mean we have low self-esteem. It just means we are focused more on doing things without expecting immediate success.