Failure is a part of life. It can hurt, and for some it comes more often than for others. It can also teach us valuable lessons. But most importantly, when you have a single job to do and you mess it up, it can give us a good laugh when we need it the most. This “You Had One Job” gallery will make you crack a smile: it’s dedicated to hilarious occupational mishaps and stunning examples of extreme laziness.
Why do people get so unmotivated by their job that they deliver results seen in this gallery? According to career coach Becca Carnahan, people might feel unmotivated at work for any number of reasons. “You’ve outgrown your role and aren’t being challenged. You aren’t inspired by the mission of your company or your boss. You don’t see how your work impacts the bigger picture. Deep down, you want to do something completely different for work but don’t know how to make that move. Something outside of work isn’t going well – life and career don’t exist in separate boxes. Or maybe you are simply exhausted!” Carnahan listed some of the possibilities. Regaining motivation is all about figuring out WHY you are feeling unmotivated and then tackling that problem head-on.
How to deal with failure in a healthy way so you don’t end up shopping for stupid stuff just to combat your anxiety? According to various studies, if we want to improve as people and get better at our jobs, we should focus on our turbulent feelings after failing badly, not our thoughts. Trying to logically find reasons why you are not at fault doesn’t seem to help us much to improve. In other words, letting ourselves feel bad about failing is, ironically, a positive and learning experience, while our brains try to come up with excuses for why our failures aren’t necessarily failures. Heart over mind, dear visitors. Heart over mind.