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How Seeing the Good From a Bad Decision Can Help Your Career
Friday, May 03, 2013

Seeing the "bright side" of a detrimental career mistake sounds more like a joke than a piece of advice. When you've got a number of financial obligations weighing down on your shoulders, putting your career on the line is one of the worst things that can happen in these economic times.

Throughout one's career, he or she may come across enticing opportunities for investments or making more money that they eventually agree to. Taking these kinds of risks can either come with great reward or great regret.

Looking back and trying to pick out the positives from a career-ruining decision can seem challenging, impossible even, but doing so can actually provide helpful insight. This will serve as as learning experience that will help you when making your career moves from that point on.

We all make mistakes at work and there are some who makes career-costing ones. Take for example the firing of A.J. Clemente, a local news anchor who was caught of guard swearing on air on his very first day. Even though that job was gone before it even began, that blunder got him nationwide recognition. He may not ever get another job as a news anchor but losing his job as one could be the catalyst for getting the career he was meant for.

The state of current job market and economy raises the stakes for making risky career moves. People simply can't afford to make a mistake since bouncing back is so difficult. The key to being able to see positives from anything you would have done differently is how you're able to use the knowledge you have now. You can't change the past, but you can definitely change your plans for the future.

Experimenting with your career choices can often be the best way to find the right one. This is absolutely easier said than done, especially nowadays when securing a roof over your head comes before landing your job of choice. But that doesn't mean you have to forfeit it.

Life has a way of testing people's strength and resilience in different ways. Sometimes the rewards for our risk aren't the kinds we were expecting, but are just as worthwhile.