Losing. It is very hard to say that you have truly lost something. Today the post will be about people who lose their jobs. There are many people who lose their jobs and really start doubting themselves. They will start to think that they are not good enough and they think that they have lost everything. Is this really true? Have you really lost when you got fired? What to do when you lose your job?
It is hard
Well, first of all, let’s be serious. It is hard when you lose your job. It can be even harder when you have worked at that company for a couple of years. Hearing only good things from your colleagues. It made you feel you were safe in that company. In the end, they still decided that you need to go.
This is very harsh. It can feel as if they gave you some false hope and it will feel as if they did not care about you at all. This can break your self-confidence. It will make you feel as if all the work you did for the company was worth nothing. It can really break you mentally and this is not a good sign.
The first thing that starts to happen is that you will have a question towards yourself: “What now?”. These things are all normal things. It is also the case for a lot of other people around the world who get fired. So you are not alone. Imagine that you have a family you need to take care of. Man, this is a lot of stress.
I can tell you that it is not worth it. I will explain in a minute how to get over this feeling. The most important thing is that you need to be willing to go through the mental side of this.
Steps to move on
After you have heard bad news, you come home and you feel very weird. The first thing that will come up to your mind is that this is a joke and that all of these things never happened. While you are sitting on the couch trying to eat your hot meal, you start to question yourself: “Maybe I am not good enough?”. This is not the case. Here are some simple steps.
1. Life is not over
The first thing that you always need to keep in mind that life is not over. Whatever does not kill you, will only make you stronger. So why are so scared and stressed about. I used to be scared to lose my job my whole life. After a while, I learned that this is not the end of your life or even your career. This could be the beginning of a whole new chapter. Man, be happy. This means new chances.
If you think like your old job was your life, well maybe it was not the case. Keep in mind that your life is not over yet. The thing you need to do is just to start the new chapter of your life.
2. Learning process
Keep in mind that everything that happens in your life is a part of your learning process. Having new experiences in life means that you are learning new things. This is not something to be scared of. I had times where things went pretty bad and the only thing I was seeing was the negative side of it. Instead, try to look at it differently. See everything that happens to you as something you needed to experience.
The more experienced you become in life, the more you will learn from things that have happened in your life. When you get fired from your job it does not mean that you did everything wrong or something. That is just the choice of a company. Learn from the things that you want to do better the next time.
3. You did your best
If you know that you have done your best every time you went to work, then there is nothing to fear about or be stressed about. They have lost somebody who did his/her work correct and always gave 100%. Be proud of yourself. There is nothing you can do about the situation. If you loved your job and you always gave the best of yourself. What do you stress for?
There are a lot of other companies who will appreciate you. Who is the winner now? :).
4. Trust the process
Tell yourself that everything that happens in your life has a reason. This is the part of the process. Being able to trust the process of life will make your life a lot easier. Being ZEN in your head is really important.
Maybe that company was not good enough for you and better things are awaiting you. Remember that you need to be able to deal with the seasons of life. This is how simple it is. Your life is unique. Everybody has a different story, so be proud of it. Trust the way your life goes. Keep working on your dreams.
5. Keep hunting
Giving up is no option. If you throw in the towel, that means that you are weak. Be strong. Keep hunting your dreams and chase your goals. If it did not happen with this company, well then it is time to start somewhere else. keep chasing and never give up.
Giving up means that you have given up on life. It means that you have already lost your dreams. Keep going.
It is truly hard when you lose your job. Ask yourself if this is really a problem? Or are you making it bigger than it actually is?
There are a couple of steps you can take to stay positive and keep moving on.
- life is not over
- Learning process
- You did your best
- Trust the process
- Keep hunting