6 Ways to Conquer Your Career Fears
Written by Alan Carniol
We all have a dream job or a career that we want to pursue. Some of us achieve and get what we want, while others get left behind, stuck in a job they only do to make ends meet.
A “dream” job or career will always remain a dream because of one thing: fear. Fear is what holds a lot of people back from achieving and reaching their full potential. If you’re stuck and can’t move forward because of your fears, here are some ways you can overcome them.
The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost
There are things in life that you can only conquer by facing them head-on. Yes, your fears will always give you an idea of how things might turn out badly, but you can’t let that stop you. If you don’t try and take a step forward, you will never achieve anything.
Keep it simple, and start with small steps
“Keep it simple” is a well-worn phrase that still applies today. You can’t expect to overcome your fears overnight; it will take time. Start with baby steps, don’t overcomplicate things, do your best, and wait for the results.
Stop and pause
Don’t be in a rush to get things done; take the time to plan how you will deal with roadblocks along the way to your goals. If you find yourself in a state of fear, pause and breathe to clear your mind of negative thoughts.
A powerful way to overcome your fears is to find inspiration. What is the reason why you fighting against the odds and moving forward? Family? A better future? It will keep you motivated and focused on the task at hand.
Make a plan
Not all fears are bad; sometimes those fears can help you plan for the challenges you’re likely to face. Use those fears to make a plan so that you can turn the challenges into opportunities.
Ask for support
You can’t handle everything by yourself, and there will be times when you’ll need to ask others for help. Don’t put all of the burden on yourself; let others help you overcome your obstacles.
Our fears exist for a reason; it may be because of a lack of confidence or experience. Find out why you have those fears, and start taking action today to overcome them. Don’t let your fears limit you and your future. Be strong and take courage for your success.
Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curve-ball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.