Why Getting Laid off is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You


Sometimes the biggest blessings in life come as the form of lessons that teach you things you never knew were even possible. It might not seem like being laid off is a blessing, but it could be a lesson. It’s never good to lose your job. How will you pay for that house you live in, the car you drive, feed your kids? It’s scary, and the thought is almost terrifying when it comes to mind. But if you’re going through this at the moment, there are some things you should know. Sometimes it’s not going to be obvious right away. It’s going to take some time, but one day you might be able to look back on this moment and realize that losing your job was the best thing that ever happened to you. It’s going to hit you like a ton of bricks one day, and it’s going to make you feel good about it. Right now? Not so much; you’re depressed, scared and worried. Your life is in a place you never imagined it would be, and you are scared. It’s not going to help you now, but here are a few reasons why your current situation might be the best thing that ever happened to you.

You’re at Rock Bottom

When you hit rock bottom, you have nowhere to go but up. When you’re down there, suddenly you have more bravery than you ever know possible. Suddenly you have no choice but to make things happen in your life that you might have been too afraid of in the past.

Hearing No Becomes Different

When you are looking to do something in your life, hearing no and failing can be very difficult. When you are desperate, at rock bottom and in need of making changes, you suddenly view this differently. Suddenly you aren’t afraid to keep trying because you need to hear “YES” eventually. You’ll try no matter how many times you are turned down, and that changes you.

You Have to Revaluate

When you are fired, you have to look at your life from a different perspective. You have to make decisions you might not originally have made. You finally have a chance to live your dreams and make things happen. You have more bravery and more motivation, and suddenly you have no choice but to succeed. There is nothing holding you back now.

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