“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” - STEVE JOBS
The great thing about being a rookie is that the only place to go is up, and you get to define how you get there. When you’re at the top of your game, everyone will try to knock you down and expectations will be both specific and colossal—but when you stumble and fall back to ground level, well, there are no expectations anymore. People aren’t so keen to see you fail or so hungry to see you succeed. You’re free from a lot of external pressures.
If you’re unemployed, bask in the comforting knowledge that you’re not tied to a job—you’re free to apply anywhere or strive to be whatever you want to be. When life knocks you down, enjoy the fact that you now have the ability to choose how you get back up.