Do you need a job bailout? Sometimes we all need a “bailout” from something. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a parachute show up when you thought you were doomed?
Let’s think about the idea of a bailout for your job or career track for a second. A bailout is defined as “…coming to the rescue.” There are times in life when a rescue attempt is good and ones when it is bad. If someone rescues you from something do you really learn your lesson as to not do whatever got you into the emergency situation in the first place? Some would say yes and others would say no.
I won’t answer it for you but I think both are right and deserve their fair view. Most importantly is with any bailout…are you going to do things differently next time. This may mean never getting in a situation like this again and safeguarding against it. This may mean making tough decisions and not always getting what you want or taking the major risk. We must learn from our choices every day or we cease to live life to it fullest.
Take risks and do challenging things, but in the end you must learn from mistakes and live with consequences. My jobs over the years have been built on the previous ones. I have learned much from each position and hope to do the same into the future.
My son asked me last night to list the jobs I have had in my life so far. It turned out to be a long list starting from working at my dad’s auto body shop when I was 10 to delivering papers, working as a bagger at Kroger, house cleaner, drug rep and now small business owner. There were another 10 jobs in the middle which have added to my experiences. Towards the end of the conversation, he asked how many jobs will I have until I retire. I had to think about this one as I am 39 and don’t plan on really ever retiring as I want to do many things before I die. After careful thought I answered 10.
Life work is about adding to our experiences and not being scared. Living and learning and work should be integral in our experiences. No bailout is necessary but thinking about what you should do next can be fun and exploring the possibilities will enhance your future.
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