Use your transferable skills. You have acquired abilities from previous positions. Use your strengths. Incorporate your talents into any position you choose to go after. Get new skills. Study the industry you want to enter. Take some courses so you can more quickly enter the field. Many people prevent their own success. They find excuses, or blame others, for their own failures or mistakes instead of learning and improving from them.
Most of us are interested in being normal. We want to belong – and worry about ways in which we don’t. No matter how much we praise individualism and celebrate ourselves as unique, we are deeply concerned with fitting in. - Alain de Botton
The School of Life: An Interview With Alain de Botton
Mistakes point us to something we did not know Help us see what matters and what does not Inform us more about our values Teach us more about others Keep us connected to what works and what doesn’t work Remind us of our humanity Spur us to want to better work which helps us all Promote compassion for ourselves and others Help us to pace ourselves better Invite us to better choices Can suggest new options we had not considered Prompt us to learn more about ourselves Make us more humble Expose our true feelings Point us in a more creative direction Can hasten change Reveal our blind spots