You’ve heard the saying: When one door closes, another one opens.
There’s more to it, of course. For instance, if you blew-up the door on the way out, your task will be much harder.
When it comes to life- and career-management, there’s really only one thing we can control — and that’s our own actions. Who knows what curve-ball is coming next, but how we respond is on us. What we do in those times of challenge reflects how we’re perceived, helps define who we are, and impacts our future prospects.
Take the case of NFL punter Steve Weatherford, formerly of the New York Giants.