Failure and Your Dream Career

April 27, 2013 | Jenni Proctor
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What’s stopping you from pursuing your dream career? Are you one of the many mature workers who are stuck in careers they don’t like because they are afraid of the possibility that they could fail along the way?

The fear of failing is common to everyone. It is however important to remember that failure is an opportunity to learn from experience and is a prerequisite to success.

Of course things can go wrong sometimes, but failure in pursuing your dream career should not stop you from trying again. We must accept that things can go wrong sometimes. There are no guarantees in life. We must accept the fact that mistakes are inevitable but you have the power to make up for all the wrong decisions you made. Use this experience to do better next time.

Success and failures are essential ingredients of life. Instead of becoming pessimistic about the future, think how you can pick up the pieces and move on. Believe that better things are to come. What’s good about failure is that it’s entirely up to us how we would choose to look at it. Failing or succeeding is a state of mind.  We can choose to view it as the end of it all or we can look at it as a good learning experience. Lessons are good. They will help us grow as an individual.

Failures will also allow us to reflect on our capabilities and weaknesses. Through failures you can discover your strength and unleash your will to succeed.

My advice to those who are recovering from a career setback is to choose to be successful. It’s all up to you really. Seek professional help to move you through this experience quickly and effectively. A good career coach can guide you in making important career decisions and can teach you the right attitude you need to succeed in pursuing your dream career. Having the guidance of a professional career coach will reduce the risk of failing in your career planning. The 7 Steps to a Personal Career Breakthrough Program can help you in achieving career success by providing strategies to manage your career effectively. Contact us to learn more!


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Last Modified: April 26, 2013
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