The Gap and The Gain: Going Deeper to Turn Setbacks into Big Wins In our pursuit of success, it’s easy to get down if we fall short of our goals. But what if we shifted our focus to measuring how far we’ve come instead? If people didn’t suffer setbacks 3M would never have developed Post-It notes, and we wouldn’t have Paul’s epistles. Remember, the things that may set us back could actually be the very things that help us help others. So, let’s celebrate the progress we’ve made and embrace the lessons learned along the way.