Disappointments come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and in every aspect of one’s life; your career, thus, is no exception. A fundamental truth about facing this big fat world is to be a strong person inside out; you cannot allow anything, and everything to disturb you so much that you come to a standstill. A career disappointment, similarly should not be the device that hinders your progress in life, remember if you fall, you also rise.
The primary way you can rise out of this situation is to live in the present; there is no progress in dwelling on what has already happened. You cannot change the past, can you? Then why to brood over an unpleasant event and bury yourself in the ground. So, shake yourself up and try to forget what has happened; while exiting from the incident in your head, do not forget to take your lesson from it as you leave. That will always come in handy for future events.
The wound of a career disappointment can be magically healed by one’s self through the means of retrospection. This is the process in which you think of the past event that has hurt you and try and see it from a distant perspective. That is to say, judge the situation as If you were an audience and not the recipient of the unhappy incident. It often leads you to discover new angles to the event, and that is how you get your lesson from it. As a matter of fact, many have even reinvented themselves by doing this and found a proper direction to their career.
When you have reached the level of realization, a lot of your problem will already be solved; as for the residual, distracting yourself from the sour taste that the setback may have left in your mouth, is another effective means to evolve. Try and find some new form of involvement for yourself; this helps you focus on other things. Diverting your mind to more fruitful and progressive things is much better than sulking over something that is no longer relevant to your professional growth. Instead, put your mind to guarding yourself in an enhanced way, so that you have to incur the same fall again.
However, remember that this should be a slow process, do not rush into things and do not take any hasty decisions. It’s not worth forgetting the proverb ‘Haste makes waste’! Sometimes the hurt may be too much to handle, and thus you are probed into taking some actions, but experienced people have shared their view on this as they opined that in most cases they had regretted their instinctive actions on such occasions.
You may be satisfied by such compulsive decisions, but that is just momentarily; you have to learn to see the big picture. A bird’s eye view of your professional life is what you need at this time to beat the career disappointment. When you are capable of comprehending what you have to lose or gain by this incident, it becomes easier for you to get a grip on yourself.
This is how you get back into form, and your following step should always be to plan what your next move would be to achieve your professional dreams. When you have your to-do list ready, you do not feel lost and feel a sense of belonging.
It is true that only the person involved in the situation can feel what he/she is going through; and that some occurrences affect one more than the others. But the crux of the topic here is, irrespective of what or who has gone through a mishap in their profession, don’t carry the burden of your career disappointment(s).