Every cloud has a silver lining….. there’s a light at the end of the tunnel….
Different people deal differently with failure. The healthiest way is, in my experience, to let it all out (emotions) on Day 1, then look at it ‘neutrally’ on Day 2 (facts only), take stock of what you learned on Day 3 (analysis) and move on altogether on Day 4!
In other words, follow the Atkins cycle of learning (cf Chris Dalton’s blog:
To do these things in isolation, however, is not the best idea as the tendency of human nature to mull over the negatives rather than focus on the positives is all too present.
If you have just come out of a difficult work situation, a job interview or a relationship issue, try and do these steps for yourself AND together with someone else.
During the pursuit of your career targets, you will undoubtedly encounter some setbacks, and a friend in need is a friend indeed. They can help you find that light leading you out of the tunnel (and not necessarily to Frankenstein’s place).