Having come through a set-back, however major, and whether it’s personal or professional, something in you has shifted and you know that now is the time to make some changes. Find your purpose, and move forward confidently with FindMyWhy.
There will be challenging times for all of us at some point in our lives, be it a personal issue such as the loss of a loved one, a breakdown in a relationship, a serious illness to cope with or a combination of factors that create a particularly difficult time in your life. Or it may be a professional set-back; perhaps you didn’t get that promotion you wanted, or you were made redundant. Maybe you’re trying to come back to work after a leave of absence or have a new boss or colleague that you’re finding difficult to get along with. Whilst these are all reasonably common situations, they can have a huge impact on you as an individual and really throw you off balance, leaving you without focus and wondering ‘what next?’.
Common Anxieties In The Face Of Set-backs
Set-backs are often very difficult to deal with because they happen quite out of the blue and coming to terms with the unexpected can take time. The impact can also vary: what may take one person a relatively short period to bounce back from, could be devastating for another person and have a long term effect on that person’s decisions and choices. Perhaps you worry about damage to your personal or professional reputation and that there may be limitations on your future opportunities? What will other people think? How will it play out? Will it happen again? And then there is the financial side of things. With both personal and professional set-backs often comes financial burden in the form of large and unexpected bills, loss of earnings or financial uncertainty which only serves as something else to worry about at an already stressful and difficult time.
Working Through Set-backs
Managing set-backs is a process, a series of stages that have to be navigated in order to move forward. Once the initial shock of the set-back has sunk in, you begin coming to terms with whatever it is that has happened, seeking support from those around you or sometimes professional help.
There then begins a process of regrouping, re-focusing and re-prioritising. It may be that this event has been quite life changing, a light-bulb moment in your life so to speak, a chance to glean something positive from an otherwise unwelcome or negative situation. Set-backs will often inspire a sense of ‘life is short’, an urgency to stop wasting time on the unimportant and go out and seize the day – to stop putting things off and finally get around to making some changes in your life so that you are heading in the direction of achieving your life goals and aims. A set-back can propel you to redefine your priorities and expectations, to reflect on who you are and who you want to become, to define what you want and what’s important to you.
The Power Of Self Reflection & Purpose
Having come through a set-back, however major, and whether it’s personal or professional, something in you has shifted and you know that now is the time to make some changes. But you may still be unclear on what these changes are or how to make them happen. If you’re lucky, you may have the services of a life coach or mentor to fall back on but this is often an expense that few can afford or that’s just out of reach, financially and practically for many people. This is where we come in. With FindMyWhy, we have developed a completely free personal purpose project that will help you to define your aims and aspirations in both your professional and personal life. Not only will you come away with clearly defined goals, FindMyWhy will give you all the tools and resources you need to achieve them, enabling you to focus your efforts and make key decisions in your life with confidence.
Developed by our expert team of psychologists, FindMyWhy is a free online questionnaire which assesses your goals, values, purpose and personality as an individual, generating a detailed report tailored specifically to you and your needs – at whichever stage of your career or life you may be. Because it’s online it’s both convenient and accessible – you get to keep your reports and can access them whenever you want to in the future. You won’t find any generic life advice in the reports, it is all geared up specifically to you, the individual completing it.
In addition to the detailed and complementary reports analysing your key motivators and driving factors, you can also sign up for a free toolkit and resource pack to help you plan how to achieve your aims and how to make those dreams a reality, bringing genuine value to anyone looking to overcome challenges in their personal or professional life. If you are interested to find out more, you can visit our website or sign up to try it out yourself and take the first steps towards defining your true purpose.