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Who has taken a huge risk and failed? LinkedIn, business forums, and media love to normalize the “all-in” risks that led to reward, but who has a true failure story? How did or how are you working to come back from it? Life lessons exist in failure. Sharing these could hopefully help someone else facing the same crossroads.

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I moved cross-country to San Francisco. I’m a 1st generation migrant, none of my immediate family is in the US. Fell into depression and alcoholism. Became really depressed w severe panic attacks. One thing led to the other, found myself in addiction hospital/treatment and therapy. Left San Fran, 5 years later. I’m recovered. I barely have 1 glass of wine 🍷/ per week. I’m much happier & have more friends. I’m doing fine. Life lesson: A support system is invaluable, ambition and career success is not everything.

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Thanks for sharing. I'm glad your doing better!

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I jumped to a small company that laid me off after a month and I was out of work for a year. It made me really risk averse. I'm jumping to a small company soon and I negotiated the hell out of my compensation to mitigate that risk.

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