A lot of the time, we cannot see the reasoning behind what occurs in our lives. We feel like God or the universe or life in general has let us down because bad things have happened. But take some time to think back over the good things in your life that have occurred. I’m willing to bet that most of them were the direct result of something that didn’t go the way you planned it to. For instance, when I was younger, I knew I was going to play football in college. Well, needless to say, that didn’t happen. But if I had, I wouldn’t have gone to the college I went to, which doesn’t have a football team. If I didn’t go to that school, I wouldn’t have met my fraternity brothers or my girlfriend. So maybe my plans just weren’t going to get me where I needed to go in life.
The same is true when it comes to your career. Let’s say you don’t get one job. Don’t let that get you down. It just may not have been one you would’ve been happy at. Or say a promotion you thought you deserved didn’t come your way. That’s alright. Maybe that’s why you decided to keep looking for a new job. And maybe that new job will allow you to use your skills better, pay more, and provide you with even more benefits. You never know why things don’t go your way but know that, if you’re working hard and doing the right thing, they’ll go the right way. And true, things don’t work out perfectly 100% of the time but, more often than not, you’ll find that something good comes as a result of something we deem as “bad.”