How do you deal with disappointment in your career?

How do you deal with disappointment in your career?

Released On 10th Jul 2019

Anyone who watched Johanna Konta crumble to defeat against a much lower ranked opponent, Barbora Strycova yesterday will have gone through a variety of emotions.Clearly Johanna is a superb tennis player having reached the semis in Roland Garros and the quarters at Wimbledon, but something happens when she is expected to win.

From the moment she started hitting the first of her 34 unforced errors, the writing was on the wall and it was clear that the journeywoman Strycova would prevail.

There was no plan B and Jo continued to play the same way which culminated in a crushing defeat against an opponent who she should have beaten comfortably.

So, this had me thinking how you deal with disappointment and frustration in your career? It may be that you were overlooked for promotion, are stagnating in your current role, or are working for a manager or business that you’ve lost respect for. The good news is there is hope! Just as (hopefully) Jo can work out a plan B in future, there are opportunities out there that can transform your career.

If you know you aren’t achieving your best results, you could discuss your prospects with an expert. At St George’s, in our sport sector you may be surprised at the level of advice we can offer and there are always opportunities to consider.

We know our subject! We may not be top sports people ourselves, although some of us are pretty good at table football! But we do know about recruitment.

For a conversation about your business career in the sporting world chat to the expert, James Burgess