I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison, Inventor
Do you worry about making mistakes and failing at things?
There’s an art to taking risks and the truth is fear of failure can keep you in a rut and get in the way of career success (however you define it).
Fact 1: Human growth and development through life depends on learning.
Fact 2: Making and reflecting on mistakes is an excellent (okay, not always painless!) way to learn.
Looking for proof? Read on.
Resilience is ‘the ability to recover quickly from change or misfortune; buoyancy’ (www.thefreedictionary.com/resilience).
Career resilience is about the ability to bounce back from career-related setbacks and learn from experiences so you can keep moving towards your career goals.
‘I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life… Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.’
Steve Jobs, on being fired from Apple in 1984
Being resilient in your career means being able to:
• bounce back from adversity
• adapt to change
• resume your career identity in spite of career setbacks. Continue reading