Everything can go on well in your career but what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and seriously begin to question whether you should even continue in your chosen field? How do you recover from that?Here are some of the lessons from people who have been to the depths of failure and skyrocketed back to the top.
Don’t doubt your skills. There may be times when people question your ability and even ask that gut-punching question, whether you are in the right career We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We maintain this focus to help us concentrate, maintain balance and intention during a practice. In life, we create this focus, so not to get distracted by outside noise and block outside messages that harm our aspirations. Set an intention at the beginning of each day that you return to at day’s end. This gives you a measure of whether you stayed on track with what you set out to accomplish.
Avoid Negative Influences It can be easy to get dragged into a pity party when career setbacks occur. But it advised to avoid the negative influences that can really bring you down. Do not hang around with other disgruntled coworkers or complain with anyone else at work. That not only burns bridges, it gets you labeled as negative, an image that can haunt you if it becomes attached to your professional brand.
Find peace with yourself. At your greatest depth, you may find that the only person who still has your back is you. That’s why it’s always important to be your own best supporter and motivator and to remember to treat yourself kindly like a good friend. Abraham Lincoln went through failed businesses and eight political defeats before he won the presidency. During his streak of defeats, he said about his situation: “I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
Focus on the Positive Focus on the good, and the things you can control, even though you’re having a setback, are there any aspects you’re grateful for? focus on what you can control, like a marketing plan to get your career moving forward. Start putting together the pieces. Find out what resources are available to you for little or no cost through community colleagues, career mates, professional associations, and the school, or schools, where you got your degree.
Understand what went wrong to move past the setback and grow from the experience it’s important to think objectively. Was the incident a reflection of your personal performance or a new company direction that was beyond your control? “If you can review the situation and identify your own strengths and weaknesses, you’ll be in a better position professionally and better able to handle a similar situation that might arise in the future,” If you have a setback, find out why it really happened and address it
Put the past behind you and move forward Things often happen for a reason, and an apparent setback can actually place you on a fresh and exciting career path. “You have to take things as they come and work to overcome challenges. Just make sure you learn from each experience and get better because of it. It’s also important to understand that reaching for success always involves a certain amount of risk. Realize that taking risks will result in occasional setbacks that can eventually be overcome through determined, repeated effort.