It can be difficult to remain poised and keep it together when we run into a string of disappointments. From what feels like endless rejections from job applications or not receiving the promotion you were hoping for, or simply feeling unsure about the future and that track that you’re on, it’s important to remember one thing – you are not alone!
Our career journeys are never a straight path, filled with bumps and unexpected detours. Risk is a scary chance to take for most people, and which shouldn’t be a bad thing. So long as we take those opportunities to truly learn and grow, failure can be a good thing. Below are a few ways we’ve learned in our experiences to pick yourself back up after falling down, and how to come out on top and even more confident.
Let Experience Become Your Best Teacher
While we may have similar paths and roles, no two experiences will ever be the same. We all interpret and take away different skills and know-hows, for our past, so keep this in mind when on the job. Be a sponge and soak up every moment. Stay curious and ask questions. Always consider yourself a student, willing to learn. Those role models we view and cool, calm and collected that beam with confidence are leaders in their industry and where they are today with these basic traits to build their foundation and establish their self-assurance.
Stay Hungry, Stay Focused
When you run into those down-in-the-dumps days, and want nothing more than to pull out our hair in frustration and scream to the heavens “why do I put up with this!?”, take a step back, a deep breath, and remember the goal. Anything worth a fight never comes easy. There will be great days and there will be challenging ones, but you must remember to never take your eyes off the prize. Visualize where you want to be, why you want to be there and who you are working for – yourself, your family, your friends. Keep your support system close and you there’s not a bad day that stands a chance against your persistence.
Be Proud of Your Accomplishments, and Failures
Don’t shy away from your past. Every path you take in life has a meaning and a purpose and helps you grow. Discover how to speak proudly of your successes and failures equally. Doing so will help you understand and accept those challenging and difficult times as life lessons and learning experiences. Confidence can be learned, and truly feeling fulfilled from our past, good and bad, is the first step.
Don’t be discouraged and dwell in the glory days or relive mistakes wondering what could’ve been done better. Feeling satisfied about your current situation can’t be done with out first moving on from the past. In order to make your future better, you need to work today. Every day won’t be easy and it may grow difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but persistence pays off. Success doesn’t come at the same age, time or place for any of us, so just remember that it’s never too late to make a difference in your own life, as well as others. Keep going!
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