How Career Challenges Can Still Be Park of A Vibrant Future

In the tapestry of life, our careers are often painted with the expectation of seamless success and unbroken progress. With the unprecedented growth of the RV & Outdoor Hospitality Industry over the last several years, it was easy to start believing everything would always be rosy! Yet, the truth is, that our professional journeys are filled with imperfections and setbacks. The adage “broken crayons still color” serves as a poignant reminder that even in the face of perceived failure, there is still immense value to be found.

Broken crayons still color!

Toni Collier

The Unseen Potential in Broken Pieces

This phrase causes us to understand that people can still have value and purpose, even when they’ve experienced brokenness in their lives or careers. It also encourages us that people can continue to make a positive impact, even when they’ve been hurt by life’s challenges. When a crayon breaks, it doesn’t lose its essence; it retains its vibrancy and purpose. Similarly, when we encounter career failures, be it a project that didn’t pan out or a job that wasn’t the right fit, we don’t lose our skills or experiences. These moments, though seemingly fractured, are rich with lessons and opportunities for growth.

Crafting a Mosaic of Experience

Each setback in our career can be likened to a broken crayon piece, adding to the mosaic of our professional experience. It’s in the act of picking up these pieces and continuing to create that we discover new ways to apply our talents. What was once perceived as a failure can become a stepping stone to innovation and creativity.

The Colors of Resilience and Adaptability

Career setbacks teach us resilience and adaptability—traits as essential to our professional growth as they are to any artist mastering their craft. They push us to look beyond conventional paths and forge new ones, coloring outside the lines of traditional career trajectories.

Conclusion: A Palette of Possibilities

I’ve heard from many in our ecosystem that this past year has been very challenging. Some have lost their jobs, some have felt attacked without cause, and some have asked if they should leave the industry altogether. Let me encourage you to hang in there with your broken crayons. It is not just in the good times that we learn to succeed, but in the difficult times when we learn to overcome. This is part of the reason I am so excited about The Hub. It is going to give us a real time way to connect with others for encouragement, advice, and support!

In fully understanding the concept that “broken crayons still color,” we can refocus our attention on the positive and open ourselves to a world of possibilities. Learning that what we perceive as career failure is not the end but rather just another opportunity on our journey, each adding depth and richness to our path. So, let us embrace our broken crayons , for they are the tools with which we will paint our most authentic and vibrant futures. Here’s to keeping people happily camping!


Remember, every experience, no matter how fragmented, contributes to the masterpiece that is your career. Keep coloring, keep creating, and watch as your path unfolds in a spectrum of unexpected beauty.

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