Feeling Sorry for Yourself | Career Angles

There are times professionally when things don’t go our way and we feel sorry for ourselves.

We are passed over for recognition.

We think we have something under control and don’t.

Someone says something that sounds like criticism.

And many more.

Give yourself, as Zig Ziglar used to say, “a checkup from the neck up.”

Is what they say true? If so, change it.

If it isn’t true, ignore it.

If we are overlooked, how can we avoid that in the future?

If we thought something was under control and it wasn’t, what did we miss?

The bad feelings don’t help more than as a signal for something to look at further.

Separate the feelings out and get to the facts of the situation.

If you struggle to do that, give yourself another 30 minutes of feeling badly and then move on to what I’m suggesting.

Wallowing in the feeling is normal and useless.

You know what to do. Now, put it into practice.

As Dale Carnegie said, “Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”

Fix it.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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