No matter how you frame it — from the employees perspective or the employer — getting fired is never easy. It’s an experience that can often lead people down a spiral of self-doubt and shame, but it’s more common than you might think. Some people go as far as to say that everyone should experience being fired at least once. While that may sound harsh, or even a little sadistic, take a moment to consider that getting fired can be an opportunity for growth and self-awareness.
In fact, some of the most successful people have experienced the career hurdle of being fired at some point in their lives. Take Jerry Seinfeld for example. His show Seinfeld became one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 90s, but before that, he was fired from a writing job on Benson after just three episodes. Instead of wallowing in pity, he used his newfound free time to focus on his passion of stand up comedy by performing at open mics.
Eventually, that drive translated into his next opportunity. So if you’re feeling down, find inspiration from these successful entrepreneurs, investors, and creative minds to reframe being fired as an opportunity for growth.
Infographic source: https://www.credit.com/personal-finance/what-to-do-when-you-lose-your-job/