We flop on a project. We don’t give a great interview. We get fired.
And at the time, they’re big!
They’re impactful and painful and disappointing. No doubt about it.
But hindsight is 20/20.
We often look back at these same things with a new lens and think,
Dodged that one!
That flop showed us it wasn’t our area of passion.
That bad interview saved us from a company we wouldn’t have done well at.
That firing put us on the track to start our own business.
But the thing is, we don’t have to wait for hindsight to do its thing. We can actually break that pattern before weeks, months or years have passed.
Instead of bottoming out in victim mode – not fair, why me, this sucks – ask yourself:
What if this was the best thing to have happened to me?
And then act like it is.
Save yourself the lost time of wallowing and ruminating and get creative.
What would need to happen in the next 1-3 years for me to think that this was the best thing to have happened to me?
Plot it out.
Turn it around yourself instead of waiting for the hands of time to do it for you.
You have the agency and power to shift from powerlessness to empowered, to take the opportunity instead of the disappointment from the situation,
And run with it.