BLUFWhether you’re decades into your career or just beginning, you’ve likely experienced some disappointment and setbacks along the way. Those career frustrations, however, don’t have to be all bad.
This article by Amy Blaschka, writing for Forbes, identifies the following three points:
- Mitigate it before it happens. You can’t stop disappointment from happening, but you can mitigate its effects. One of the best ways to do this is by setting realistic expectations and remembering that progress beats perfection.
- Shift your perspective. Yes, it’s disappointing, but it doesn’t mean you’re worthless. Sometimes a lack of progress means you’re going in the wrong direction.
- Use the ‘failure’ as fuel for further growth. Remember, there is no growth in your comfort zone. To achieve personal and professional development, you must take risks—even if that means you might fail.
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- 3 Reasons You Should Think About Your Career As A Series Of Seasons | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
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References from the Web:
- NOV 2020 How to Brace Yourself for Disappointment—HBR
- AUG 2021 How to manage toxic emotions that hold you back from changing careers—Fast Company
- DEC 2021 5 proven ways to deal with disappointment and beat the blues—BetterUp
- MAR 2022 How to get out of your comfort zone (in 6 simple steps)—BetterUp
- Article Source: Forbes Magazine
- Media Check: Forbes - Media Bias Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)
- LEARNING OUTCOMES—RUNWAY | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
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