Wales captain Sam Warburton has told his players that despite a dismal November, the squad must remain positive ahead of the Six Nations.
A late Kurtley Beale try denied Wales victory over Australia in Cardiff on Saturday, the final of four defeats with losses also coming against Argentina, Samoa, New Zealand.
Yet after the high of winning the Grand Slam earlier in 2012, Warburton knows that Wales can bounce back in next year's Six Nations.
"When we won the Grand Slam my parents said, 'you're not going to have 10/12 years of your career when you're always going upwards and achieving," Warburton told WalesOnline.
"There will always be blips and we don't need to panic, we just have to keep working hard and remain positive.
"I don't think (the whitewash) will dent the players' confidence, we know how good we can be and I think we showed that in the second half against New Zealand. We just have to keep going, to remain positive and ambitious."
Warren Gatland echoed Warburton's thoughts, stating that the month had been disappointing regardless of the result against the Wallabies and that Wales must be more clinical.
"Even if we had won we would have been disappointed after dropping a couple of games," said Gatland.
"But in the second half against New Zealand and against Australia we played some good rugby and showed we are a good side - we just need to be smarter at the death."