Today, I’m going to jabber on about the “power” of getting knocked down. There will inevitably be times in your personal life and career where you feel like all the forces of the universe are working against you. Everything tends to snowball into a confusing mess and a solution seems to be nowhere in sight. I think I just got through one of “those” periods of time (again), or at least I’m making my way out.
When you lose your job, a favorite client, or an exciting project, it can feel like a REALLY big deal. It can feel like you’ve failed big time and recovering might just be harder than wallowing forever.
Here’s the thing that I’ve learned and am still trying to grasp. Losing something that you have grown attached to and really comfortable with is one of the best things that can happen to you. You’ll be forced to step outside your little bubble and look at the bigger picture. You’ll be forced to sit down, breath and actually refocus your energy. And quite possibly…you’ll have a regained freedom that you never had before. Maybe losing that job, that client, that project is exactly what you needed to grow. It’s almost like you now have permission to keep exploring!