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How to Cope with Career Failure?


How to cope with career failure Kaizen Wellbeing Kaizenwb Online therapy in Dubai

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou


Failure in any area of life can be very distressing, especially so when it is something that you have worked towards for a long time, like a career. Failure in the career one chooses for themselves can leave a person disillusioned and disheartened. Society tends to be very unforgiving and quick to judge when an individual fails. But it is crucial for you as an individual to take a long hard look at your failure and find out the reasons behind it instead of just giving up. This exercise is the most important one in coping with failure. So why should you try to cope with a failure even if it is distressing to even think about it? Apart from learning the reasons behind the failure, learning to cope with failures can help you push the boundaries of your comfort zone and create new opportunities for yourself. It could even lead you down paths that you have never thought about before.

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Coping with failure seems like a very pretty concept on paper, but it is easier said than done. But there are ways to tackle this issue, and some of the ways are detailed below.

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You are not your failures:

Failures, inevitably, have always been a part of everyone’s life at some point. They do not determine your personality or your identity. Instead, they show that you are human and that you, like everybody else, always have scope for improvement. Internalizing your failure is a sure way of sabotaging yourself and any chances that you might have to overcome that failure.

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Negativity bias:

When one fails at something, one always tends to focus on everything that went wrong or will go wrong in the future. This selective focus on just the negative aspects of a situation will only worsen an already bad situation. Instead, try to identify what you did wrong that you can change in your future endeavors. Take control of those factors and restructure them in a way that will work for you.

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Change your perspectives:

You cannot undo something that has already happened, but you can change the way you think about it. Try to avoid thinking in terms of all or none rule. Just because you failed in making your career what you wanted it to be does not mean that you have failed in life. It also does not mean that you have wasted all your time when you have learned valuable things about yourself and what works for you.

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Acceptance and commitment:

When in a bad situation, the first thing that most people would do is deny that it is happening to them. And this is natural; it is the way the mind tries to protect itself. But the more you try to suppress or push these feelings away, the stronger they come back. Instead, accept these unpleasant sensations and allow them to come and go without giving them undue attention. This will help these feelings to move on more quickly and give you more control over them. After this, you can move on to making and committing to plans for the future of your career.

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Support group:

The most challenging thing for most people is to talk to others about their failures. But talking to another person about your failings and your worries can automatically and quickly reduce the stress that you are going through. Always talk to a person you can trust and that you are comfortable with. Sometimes an external perspective on your problems can help you see the situation with fresh eyes and find out what you have been doing wrong all along.

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Murphy’s law:

Murphy’s law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Some people passively accept their defeats and failures without trying to change the situation because, ultimately, they believe that it was supposed to happen that way and that you cannot change anything. In this way, a sense of learned helplessness can be cultivated in an individual, which could lead to self-victimization and sabotaging any chance of improvement. Instead, use this law as a way to always prepare yourself for the possibility of failure and have a contingency plan you can count on. Another thing is to look at the inverse of Murphy’s law: Everything that can work will work and put your best efforts forward.

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New game plan and new skills:

The world is changing at a fast pace, and there are times when we become too comfortable where we are that we refuse to change with it. If you find your career failure to have occurred due to you not having the right kind of skills, then it might be time to change your game plan and update yourself. Discard anything that does not work and upskill yourself to open a wide array of opportunities for yourself.

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Remember that every individual is different and has different mechanisms by which they cope with various situations in life. Just because your friend bounced back really quickly from a similar situation does not mean that you have to. It is always okay to take a little time off for yourself before you grapple with the situation again using ways that work for you. Also, you don't have to always figure everything out by yourself. It is okay to ask for help sometimes.

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