When you discover that you're feeling negative, you have two choices. You can feel even more negative about the fact that you're feeling negative, or you can choose to turn your thoughts around.
When you've suffered a defeat, you can make it even worse by beating yourself up about it. Or, you can use it as a positive inspiration to turn yourself around and move forward in a more effective way.
The moment you realize you've strayed from the path, use that realization as a clear and compelling signal. Use it as a signal that it's time to re-commit to the original goal and get yourself back on track.
Sure, it's unfortunate that you've temporarily lost your way. But there's no reason to add to that misfortune.
In this moment, you can choose any direction, no matter what has just happened. So choose a positive, empowering direction that will bring out the best in you.
This is your opportunity to act with renewed determination and purpose. Turn around, and get yourself going forward again.