Creating Your Dream Job
Failure is an Illusion A job search can be one of the most emotionally charged and challenging processes that we face. Throughout a job search, we carry faith, excitement, and hope in the same basket with doubt, uncertainty, and fear. If we choose to experience a lack of immediate success as failure when resumes don’t get a response or we are not invited back after an interview, our sense of self-worth is diminished, and we can create a downward spiral. If we focus on failure, we create more failure. Instead, we can choose to recast rejection as simply a lack of immediate success and turn it into progress by applauding our efforts, celebrating what we’ve learned, and practicing gratitude. We can create an upward spiral of success by focusing on our internal, rather than external, progress.