As I mentioned the other day, I got knocked down. I’ve spent a few days reflecting on what happened and my role in it, speaking with some trusted friends and mentors. They helped me see things in a different light, namely to keep the bigger picture in mind. A career is not a job. Jobs are stepping stones in careers, but in all likelihood, my current job is not one that I will retire from. I shouldn’t take or make the things that happen to me personally, and when I do reflect on them, I should examine them from a perspective of how I can do better, as my job serves my career. Once a job stops serving my career, it’s time to move on. This means I need to reorient myself and start over at my current job, which is painful, but also fundamentally human. We’re emotional and many times our emotions get the better of us and we forget the bigger picture. Having people we trust who can point that out and tell us it’s time to reset is a gift.