As a business and life coach who specializes in time management and work life balance strategies, I recommend clients to consistently look forward (not backwards).
Therefore, the question “why I got fired” is not as beneficial as “what do I want to do now“.
Although there are many symptoms — there are usually only a few underlying reasons that anyone gets fired (I am making a distinction between being “fired” and “getting laid off”):
1) The ‘real’ job did not match what the effort the employee wanted to submit.
2) The employee and employer’s expectations were not understood or did not match.
3) The job didn’t lead the employee’s career in a direction that the employee wanted to go.
Given the above, better questions to ask yourself after you get fired are: