TIP #7, October 2011
The first thing to know about managing fear - so that it doesn’t stop you in your tracks - is that it’s natural. Fear is an instinctive reaction to the unknown, and when we’re on the brink of change we’re confronting the unknown. What matters here isn’t to “conquer” the fear but to give it its rightful place as you move forward. Acknowledge it, examine it –i.e. look for any kernels of truth it holds – and recommit to (or reconsider) your purpose.
Here are some helpful perspectives about fear. Pick one, or several, and display it prominently in your line of vision every day.
If shifting perspectives on fear doesn’t release you back into action, you may want to consider partnering with a career coach to assure your progress.
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