Yesterday I was reading through the responses posted on my survey
about career change (you can find it here if you would like to contribute)
and it was striking how similar themes come up again and again.
Here is one recent response:
Question: ‘What is the biggest block that stops you from changing career?’
Answer: Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of trying something new. Fear of change.
Does that ring true for you too?
The wall of fear
It seems to me that fear is an invisible wall that people build up in front of them, a wall that they invest with magical powers that make it impossible to climb, a wall that turns them away from their dreams.
Now in some ways that wall serves a purpose. On the other side is uncharted territory and
who wouldn’t feel a bit nervous stepping out into something new? So it just slows you down while you take stock.
But the trouble is that only too often, it is the wall of fear itself that is feared. Fear saps your confidence so you are much less able to deal with the challenges of the unknown. That may sound a bit double Dutch, but if you had a way of managing that fear of fear, then the uncharted territory on the other side might be a little daunting, but you would approach it with a very different mindset.
So what do you do about this magical wall called fear? How do you build your confidence in your ability to deal with fear?
Creating the confidence to overcome the wall of fear
Here are my top 5 tips for building your fear antidote – confidence.
So go on, here’s your first confidence building challenge. Start implementing the 5 tips above and watch how they begin to shrink the wall of fear.
It won’t go away completely, but it will certainly reduce it to a point where you can clamber over and step out into your new future on the other side.
"Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death."
"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."
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