Got Fired? No Drama, You Were Blessed!
Why did this happen to me? I’m sure you will be asking yourself such a question after being fired from your job. It is a reasonable reaction because often we don’t get the answer we need.
Getting fired is not pleasant. If you speak to people who have been fired, they will reveal their desperation and devastation they felt at that moment. However, they came to release that it was the best thing ever! The aftermath of what happens to a person is determined by their response.
If you have been fired, relax and focus on the positive. You are blessed! Here are five reasons to show how lucky you really are.
Getting Fired Is an Opportunity for Professional Growth
One of the positive aspects of losing a job is the opportunity it gives one to grow professionally. Many people focus on their jobs and forget about other activities that could increase their own self-development. Often when we have been in the same job for a long time we completely put off keeping our resume up to date or searching for new jobs that would challenge us professionally. You’ve been fired and are contemplating what to do next, your next step is to work on your personal and professional growth. Perhaps now is the only chance you’ll get to take a a new training course, visit a coaching seminar, or attend interviews that will lead you to your dream job.
The Best Thing Ever About Being Fired Is the Resilience That Develops
Resilience is a powerful virtue that most people in employment lack. They are compelled to think that they can meet their needs with their earnings from their job. As a result, the reality will hit them so hard that they get into a temporary crises. Such situations are important for people to gain resilience. Through the crisis, you will learn how to cope on your own without the job. You will begin a new period of self-awareness. This is how resilience is developed. Eventually, you will be surprised at how you cope with the situation and move on to the next phase of life. Stronger and wiser.
Being Fired from Job Provides an Opportunity to Learn
Have you ever heard that failure is the best teacher? This is true especially when it comes to unemployment. It is obvious that your dismissal from your job happened for a reason. It could be that your employer felt you are replaceable or they thought of getting someone with better qualifications. Besides, you could have made a mistake at work or acted inappropriately. All these are the elements of learning and/or self-development, personal or professional. We know the most successful people have also failed the most, because that is how you learn and get better. Instead of despairing and feeling sad. You should take your time and really evaluate your work experience. Which part of your job did you excel at? What can you improve on? What skills or qualifications could see you take a job at a higher level in another company?
Getting fired from a job can be a great opportunity to learn. One of the best things successful people do is learn from their failures. Similarly, you can learn from your situation and become a better person ready for your next venture.
You Can Move From Your Comfort Zone
Hugely successful people who have been fired such as Steve jobs could not have attained the success they have today were it not for the occurrence. For Steve, the reality of being fired from a company he founded was too painful to fathom. However, he learned from the experience and ventured onto ambitious new projects that led to his exceptional achievements today.
Typically, people love comfort zones. Be careful of ‘putting all your eggs in one basket,’ it can be end in disaster. It is difficult to venture into business or try something new when you are employed. The employment system is good at keeping people’s mind’s on their jobs and nothing else. You’ve been fired? Brush yourself off and move on. The things you can achieve will make you know that getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to you.
You Were Fired? New Opportunities Await You!
You just don’t know what new opportunities await you until you are in a situation which forces you to seek them out. Being fired is great because it opens your eyes to new opportunities you may never of taken on. Many people used such opportunities to move into their destinies. People such as Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, and Thomas Edison are famous due to the decisions they made after losing their jobs. Many of them admitted, “it was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
You could be wondering what to do with your career after losing your job. Just reflect on your abilities and identify the things that you can manipulate to make a drastic change in your life. Don’t allow anything to distract you from your ambitions. Your job was important but something better lies ahead for you. You must have faith, what if this was the universe’s way of guiding you to your true calling.
Do not despair. Be brave. Have faith. Soon you will see that it was the best thing that ever happened to you.