Unfortunately, making mistakes is a normal occurrence at work – especially for young careerists just learning their way around. And those mistakes sometimes have a negative impact on our careers – and even our well-being.
But hidden in the frustration of making mistakes are career-defining moments…
We all fail. Sometimes often.
But in the long-term, those failures are not really a bad thing… as long as we take away something helpful from each experience…
“Failure.” Such a hard word to say… such a hard thing to admit.
But then, as we all learn at some point, sometimes things just don’t work out the way that you had intended.
Steve Jobs really hit the nail on the head during his 2005 Stanford University commencement address when he said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.”
Your failures — and your willingness to learn and grow from them — have the capacity to boost your positive attributes in unsuspecting ways. Here are some characteristics that failures can shape, and why companies are quick to snatch up interns who possess them:
Whether you’re looking to start your own business, are a recent college grad looking to embark on a more traditional career path, or are un(der)-employed and want a fresh start, we all face the same obstacles – three of them, in fact. And they hold us back from finding the job of our dreams, embarking on the career that will finally fulfill us or working toward creating the startup we’ve always wished for.
These three common career obstacles can be overcome… by anyone! Here’s how:
Ah, the F-word. It’s uses so varied… so universal. It’s so expressive… so colorful.
We’re taught that winning is the goal in all of our endeavors and that failure often involves pain and loss of self-esteem. Winners win… only losers fail, right?