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We let our knowledge and experiences of the past project into our future, by making concrete predictions that this or that cannot happen due to what happened in the past.
But life is constantly changing, flowing like a river, and does not follow past patterns.
This is a mental state where, as a result of a certain bad experience, we believe that we can’t do anything about a certain problem.
Move out of the fixed mindset, where you are stuck in inaction, towards a growth mindset.
In a growth mindset, you see obstacles as steps to success and everything seems to have a solution.
One can overcome learned helplessness by changing the attribution style, or the way one looks at the causes of events in one’s life.
Most people's approach to work motivation goes like this: they wait to be inspired, then they get to work.
But successful people don’t sit around and wait for inspiration. They just show up and get to work.
Losing a job and being unemployed impact your mood, affect how you look for work and your chances of success. It is important to understand the emotional and psychological factors that could be hindering your efforts.
But this moment gives you an opportunity to consider the bigger picture. Do you see yourself having a long-term career in your current industry? To improve your prospects, you could learn a new skill that will likely be in demand going forward. You may have to go back to college or get training.