What’s Your Aha Moment?

Mutual of Omaha has been running a series of ads that feature people in various situations who have “aha” moments. One of commercials is about Chris, a man who experienced a life-altering event:

No one can deny the severity of what happened to Chris. And yet, there he sat, talking in a very matter-of-fact way about this accident that took his leg and how it was an opportunity. No self-pity, no playing victim. Instead, he rose to the challenge that was before him and he succeeded.

Job loss is definitely a “tragic moment.” No, it’s not the loss of a limb, but for many, it’s the loss of identity. And that loss of identity can be paralyzing, or it can be liberating. It all depends on your perspective.

Keep in mind Chris’ words:

“Some tragic moment is not the end of your world. It’s just a step into opportunity.”

Have you experienced some opportunities because of being laid off that you may not have otherwise?

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