Steve Jobs, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna — what do all of these people have in common? Not only have they all achieved immense success in their respective careers, but they’ve all been fired at one point or another! Through persistence and determination, each of them was able to turn their setback into success.
Take their word for it:
“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.” –Steve Jobs
“Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success.” –Jerry Seinfeld
“We all fall to the floor at some point. It’s how you pick yourself up that’s the real challenge. Isn’t it?” –Madonna
Let’s face it though, getting fired never feels like a good thing in the moment no matter what anyone tells you. It’s an experience that can often lead people down a spiral of self-doubt and shame, but getting fired is more common than you might think.
In the visual below, you’ll find 8 inspirational lessons from successful people on how to reframe any career adversity as an opportunity for growth.
Inforgraphic courtesy of Credit.com
I so vibe with Steve Job’s mindset Chantal. I keep creating and pay little attention to results and success. The work is the reward for me.