None of us are immune to something bad happening to us… the loss of a friend, or a job, or a prospect. In the immortal words of Forrest Gump, “it happens”.
Typically when something bad happens, we focus on the problem and the opportunity it has taken away rather than the one that is hidden in the sands of change. Maybe that client was unnecessarily demanding of your time, or they were slow payers. It’s possible your job or friends have been holding you back from your true potential. Instead of focusing on what was lost, analyze the situation with a clear mind and see what treasures you can uncover.
One Moore Thing: I know this is easier said than done, but with practice you can remove yourself from the situation and see it with a fresh perspective. Until you get better at asking yourself the hard questions, have a friend or peer that you trust work with you. They don’t need have intimate knowledge of your industry or situation; it could be better if they don’t.