The common topic when people get together in Calgary seems to be the topic of success and what being successful means. Yes, we have had and are having huge layoffs in the oil and gas industry. That does not mean that these people or the companies are failures. What it means is that the market is artificially controlled. Each person is still very skilled at what they do. Their services will still be required. Until we have mass changes in transportation and how buildings are heated, the world will need oil and gas.
Success is about many things. It is about one's definition, about how others view you and what you do/do not do. It is also about one's belief system. Trust yourself.