"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.  So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible."  William Faulkner

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else." Tom Stoppard

"If you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can...you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Thinking it Through:

I was recently teaching a Career Workshop to a room full of people who had just lost their jobs. I asked them to look back at all the experiences in their lives. As we did that they had the happy realization that nothing is wasted.  Every success, every failure, if we let them, helps us in the future. We may not be able to see how an experience helps right now but if we keep our eyes open we will. Losing a job is a stressful time but within that stress is opportunity. What a wonderful time to reevaluate what you want from your career and life. I see people using this time to start the business they never had the guts to begin.  I see others, after the initial shock of losing their job finding a position that is a better fit for them.  Our road to our dreams is not a straight path but one with twists and turns.  Keep learning and moving and you'll get there!


Always ask yourself..."What is good about this situation?"

What have you learned from your past experiences that is helping you now?

What step will you take today to get closer to your goals?

What do you REALLY want in your next job?

Author's Bio: 

Leanna Fredrich helps people discover their passion and build a business or career around it. She specializes in helping people get "unstuck quickly and easily so they can create their dreams. Are you ready to enjoy a career you love? Get the FREE report "The Top Ten Secrets to Discover Your Passion-filled Work." For your free report go to AmazingMondays.com.