Why fear is holding you back in your search for a better job

The job market for qualified personnel seems to be better than in a long time.

With so many people fired or changing jobs these days, there is plenty of work for good people.

And yet you still cling to that old job you want to leave for so long.

Maybe it’s because you’re afraid of breaking with what you are used to, the comfort of your current situation or because you’re anxious about change after a certain amount of stability with the presence of a new job and new responsibility. 

Fear often prevents us from being who we can be and who we really want to be.

We suspect how we could be if we only dared. But that’s so difficult. You have to change something, even take risks.

It is easier to withdraw into frustration because that is what we know and we don’t have to dare or risk anything in that dark familiar space. We are good at making excuses and blaming others. It just doesn’t help.

The desire to achieve our very own goals gnaws at us and leaves us with nothing than self-pity and contempt.

Isn’t that true? Be honest, so am I. It’s the only way forward.

What fears are holding you back in your search for a better job?

• the fear of being yourself?
• the fear of being rejected, laughed at, criticized, misunderstood, or ignored?
• the fear of not being good enough?
• the fear of saying no?
• the fear of not being able to meet the expectations of others?
• the fear of risking something?
• the fear of drawing boundaries?
• the fear of trusting your creativity?
• the fear of not being qualified enough?
• the fear of saying your opinion?
• the fear of showing courage?
• the fear of taking your dreams seriously?

I know them all very well. They accompanied me for a long time. I still have some of them today.

But I was able to drop many. And that feels pretty good.

Amazing what is possible if you don’t believe your fears, don’t listen to those warning voices in your head that want to hold you back.

Then I realized that my fear is a reality only as long as I believe it.

As soon as I start doing what I am afraid of the fear disappears.

Sounds weird?

But it’s true.

I didn’t believe it too, but this time I had no choice; I didn’t want to limit myself forever.

So I dared to get into action, step by step. And, surprise, surprise, nothing bad happened. Just some dreams became true. I wished I had known that earlier.

So don’t let your fears hold you back any longer.   

There’s no reason not to start looking for a new job.
If you want out of your job, and a better one is waiting for you, then go get it!

Get in touch, and let’s figure out how you can free yourself from your fear and move forward toward a better job.  


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