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Let’s Talk About Our Career Failures

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Feel your feelings

When facing a career setback, if you feel anger or despair, recognize those feelings as a deeper need for something else. It could be growth, change, or a new challenge or purpose. 

You may not be able to control whether those needs manifest in the form of a pay raise, prom...

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Give yourself 30 minutes every few days to call up a close friend and yell about all the things holding you back. Get angry about systemic injustice. Shout about the work that needs to be done. It can cause more harm than good when you keep these feelings locked inside. B...

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You have control over what you do next. Once you have honored your feelings, it’s time to move through self-recrimination. The best way to silence your inner critic, in my experience, is to focus on what you would like your future to look like.

Grounding yourself in your va...

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If you are determined to climb the ranks, say yes to tasks that fit your new metric of success and say no to the ones that don’t.

There are going to be tasks you find personally rewarding that are not rewarded by your organization. Hold strong. The more we say no to service...

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