Getting fired is never easy. Even if you’ve grown bored with your job or are actively unhappy at work, being let go hurts.

It can be all too easy to respond by isolating yourself or turning inward in self-doubt. However, getting fired can also be an opportunity for immense personal and professional growth. You can take this time to learn a lesson from the past while focusing on all the possibilities of the present.

If you need some help refocusing after getting fired, check out the following infographic from Credit.com, which explores how eight very successful people have come back from being fired to achieve incredible things. Each one turned the experience into a great opportunity. Let their words inspire you to see getting fired as springboard for personal and career growth.


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