If something doesn’t work out, try something different. Examine what went wrong, but don’t be afraid to fail. Re-evaluate and move on! When something doesn’t work out the way it’s hoped, take it as a life lesson, learn from it and keep moving forward! Any business or life coach will say that, and it’s the truth!
Everything that has been going on, is adding – either spiritually, therapeutically, as a resume builder, or a check off the ol’ bucket list! In my bio last month, I said (and it’s true) I’m I lifelong learner trying to remember to put God first. I firmly believe if you’ve professed to being a Christian and are truly His child, if you’re not in His will and His way, He’s going to get your attention and/to turn you around (Hebrews 12:7-13). This additional time I now have, I’ve spent more time in fellowship with Him and my church family, more time actually studying the Word; and I must say it’s been eye opening and heart healing!
As a follow-up to my last month’s story, after losing my job I sure enough didn’t look at it as a failure. I honestly looked at it as the company’s idiotic loss and a kick in the butt from God to move on. I have dreams and aspirations – things I want to do. I’ve prayed about them, and He knows my heart. (Psalms 37:1-11). In the process of exercising patience, waiting to see what God was going to provide, I’ve kept busy with learning my lesson of patience, exercising faith, and service with church work. I also started a side business, something I’ve always loved doing and will hopefully generate some money. This time has also given me the opportunity to write, another something I always wanted to do. I can truly say this post-employment time has been a blessing! An answer to my prayers. Seriously, this job loss has been a blessing in disguise.
All my life I’ve loved being physically active. I realized when I was young (in my 20’s) whether walking or running, it was mind clearing and a great time to meditate. Again, this time off has given me the opportunity to take 5-mile walks/runs (more walking than running).
And as I mentioned – the resume, the bucket list and lessons learned! With any job and experience, always find something to take with you. My last job comprised of communication skills – public speaking, writing, PR out the wazoo. I realized when thinking about sending out resumes, I needed to put together a portfolio. I had links to professionally made videos of me showcasing skills during live interviews. I had written articles of interviews I’d given. This opened up another field for me, and I liked it. Those moments were high points of the job, and things I seemed pretty good at! I’d thought about a side hustle for years, and now I’m realizing the importance of having multiple streams of income. Again, with this additional time on my hands, I’m turning a part of my lifestyle into money. It’s something I enjoy doing anyway, and I’m loving every moment!
Failure doesn’t mean the end, it’s over and I’m doomed. If something fails or doesn’t work out, it’s not a missed opportunity or even wasted time. After a failed attempt, next comes the story, the lesson learned, then the testimony. There’s always the explanation to bring clarity for revision; or simply, a testimony.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” – Martin Luther King, Jr.