When something goes wrong (like losing your job), how do you respond? When your position feels secure because you’re aware that you’re delivering value on a continuum, you can handle some change and adjustment. You also learn that freaking out pays little benefit.
On the other hand, when you’re aware that you’re easily replaced because you’re delivering no value, you can often indulge in the urge to freak out, panic, fear and even hate on anyone that’s easier to blame than yourself.
With that mindset, you’ll always be on thin ice. Just remember that thin ice can only bear so much weight. The first and best step is toward more solid footing, where you can feel more secure.
Truth be told, the only way to do that is by staying calm and using whatever support you can find to get there as quickly as possible.