It is Ok to Admit you Failed

Failing at work is inevitable. More importantly, it is incredibly hard admit it.  Most people feel shame, have negative thoughts and then want to leave the building and never come back. Learning to handle failure, and more importantly, owning it and showing that you can overcome failure is one of the most important skills for a young professional to learn. Many people use therapy to conquer these overwhelming feelings and learn to feel better about themselves even if things went royally wrong.


The New York Times wrote an article recently echoing this sentiment.  Check out the article here:


Why It Is Important to Mourn the Start of a New (Even Exciting) Job.

By Diana Garber


Many people are surprised to find that they feel down right before starting a new position. After spending months applying, interviewing and negotiating, I should feel excited, right?  Not necessarily.  Although there can be many positive aspects about starting at a new company, there are also many complex and conflicting emotions.  Today, we spend so much time fostering a family at work that changing jobs can also mean leaving close friends or a second family.  Many brush these feelings aside as they “don’t make sense.”

The New York Times recently reported that grief from changing jobs is a wide-spread phenomena.  The article below talks about ways to deal with these feelings and ways to stay connected to old colleagues.