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Lessons I learnt from getting fired 4 times

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Lessons I learnt from getting fired 4 times
"Could you come into my office," your boss asks without a look. You heart pounds in your ears. Your mind races through everything you've done recently. Finally, he blurts it out. You're fired. Now, imagine going through this same experience four consecutive times. That's what happened to me.

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Getting Fired

Getting fired throws you out of your comfort zone, and makes you review your assumptions, which is the start of great progress.

Setbacks such as getting fired can turn your life around, and p...

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Fear Is An Illusion

Our Fear is almost never as bad as it feels.

If you are constantly learning, networking and building yourself into a better person, then setbacks are only crucial milestones in your progress ...

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Don't Take It Personally

Getting fired might seem like life's cruel joke on you, but the world is not your enemy.

Let go of the guilt and shame that comes naturally when a setback is received. One doorway has closed ...

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Pursue Your Dreams

Due to financial and security reasons, we may be working jobs that may not be our true calling.

Get into pursuing your true passion, something you love to do, something you've always dreamt o...

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You Are Enough

You don't need to work to justify your existence, and if you believe in yourself, there are good jobs for you.

Work with people who appreciate your contribution and compensate you accordingly...

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What Doesn't Kill You ...

Setbacks help you get stronger and are part of your journey to value yourself and give your best contribution to the world.

Listen to your intuition and you will find a great life out there i...

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Voltaire

“History never repeats itself. Man always does.”

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History lessons

The most important lessons from history are the takeaways that are so broad they can apply to other fields, other historical times, and other people. 

The point is that the more specific a lesson of history is, the less relevant it becomes.

Adopting new views 

One of the interesting parts of the Great Depressions from history is not just how the economy collapsed, but how quickly and dramatically people’s views changed when it did.

People suffering from immediate, unexpected adversity are likely to adopt views they previously thought absurd. It’s not until your life is in full chaos (with your hopes and dreams your dreams unsure) that people begin taking ideas they’d never consider before seriously.

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Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset:

  • tend to understand basic abilities as malleable, and believe they can be developed over time.
  • love new challenges and view setbacks as opportunities to learn.
  • display better self-esteem, more resilience, and enjoy better outcomes in life

Fixed Mindset:

  • tend to believe their basic attributes )like intelligence and talent) are innate and set in stone;
  • avoid difficult tasks, fearing that failure might expose a lack in ability.

How to change your mindset

The 3 steps to encourage a change in mindset:

  1. Observe your mindset.
  2. Challenge your beliefs
  3.  Build a “growth” muscle.

Observe your mindset

You can’t begin to change a “fixed” mindset until you recognize it. 

Notice if you rush to conclusions about fundamental abilities:

  • Do you tell yourself that you’re no good at a particular task, so there’s no point attempting it 
  • Do you believe that success in certain kinds of activities are reserved for people who are naturally gifted?
  • Do you worry that if you try your hardest and fail at something, you’ll be exposed as “no good”?

The Flow State

Flow is characterized by complete concentration in the activity at hand, resulting in a loss in one’s sense of space and time. It’s a state of both high challenge and high skill—a place where we’re capable of stretching ourselves to overcome difficulty.
Anyone is capable of inducing such a state of deep productivity and creativity.

The Six Parts of A Flow State

  1. Intense concentration on the task at hand.
  2. A merging of action and awareness - “being and doing become one”.
  3. A loss of reflective self-consciousness.
  4. A sense of personal control over the situation.
  5. A distortion of the perception of time.
  6. Autotelic experience: the activity itself is intrinsically rewarding, rather than the expected outcome.

What Flow Is Not

  • It’s not easyFlow is not just a state where we love the work so much it just pours out. Flow is a state where hard work meets joy and meaning. 
  • It’s not for beginners. The act of learning how to do something won’t always allow us to get into the flow. Getting into the zone in a specific discipline is something that needs to be learned and practiced.