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Fail without finding identity in it. Failure is inevitable; learning to foster resiliency in the face of failure is a choice. We can’t protect ourselves from never messing up, but we can mess up royally if we are unprepared and unable to cope when things don’t go as planned. It’s about knowing that hard work beats talent in the end, and with that in mind we can always work harder and learn more in order to avoid falling down the same way next time.
Succeed without self-sabotaging. Some of us get so accustomed to sour times that we’re unable to adjust when life goes well. Without realizing it, we create conflict or seek drama in order to hold onto something familiar. Think about it: just because chaos is comfortable, doesn’t mean it’s healthy. And if our “normal” isn’t healthy, we may self-sabotage in order to return to the former role we know well and feel in control of. It’s okay to be happy, and it’s okay to be sad. Neither one is a permanent state, and they don’t define who we are, simply what we’re experiencing.
Expand and explore gifts and hobbies. We are not limited to one career, lifestyle, or identity. Humans are complex creatures and our lives become richer the more we invest in our various passions. What we love to do and what we went to school for may be two very different things. We may never shape our careers around what we’re passionate about, nor are we required to even make a profit off of our hobbies. The point is to allow ourselves to be multifaceted and not be pigeonholed. If we limit our whole identities to one thing, we’re at its total mercy should it leave us. We could lose our jobs, get broken up with, or find ourselves injured or sick and be unable to fulfill the roles we once did. When we allow ourselves more than one dimension, we have the hard work and skill set to fall back on if Plan A falls through.