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Overcoming Fear and Shaping a Great Career

Apr 1, 2008
Do all of these inhibitions act as hurdles in your path to success? Yes, it is now time for you to get up and pursue your career, while overcoming all fears and inhibitions. This article deals with the ways and steps to overcome fear and shape up a great career for yourself.

How to Stay Ahead Of the Competition

Now that you've reached this level, it would satisfy you to know that you are way ahead of most of the others, as most people don't really know what their dream careers are. You should be grateful that you know what you want out of life and that this career that you have chosen is the right one.

Now that you've come this far, what is holding you back? If you are worried about quitting your current job and jumping at the chance to pursue you dream job and you will that it could be risky - stop worrying! After all, life is about taking risks. So, questions like whether your dream job will be able to pay the bills, what will friends and family say about it, is it a practical move should all be flung out the window.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you should take full advantage of it.

Fighting the Conflict between the Heart and the Mind

Your heart is telling you to go ahead, while your mind is holding you back - this is a scenario that all of us have experienced at sometime or the other in our lifetimes. Hidden fears will always resurface when we are faced with challenges and big decisions. You tend to ask yourself what will happen if you fail, what if you lose everything? This is your mind acting up.

On the other hand, your heart will always egg you on - "chase your dreams". Always keep in mind that both parts are acting up to support you. So, both parts need to be considered. The best way to deal with these inner conflicts is to always hear them out and then reason with them. If you feel that the new career you have chosen will make you happy and benefit you in the long run, then go with your heart - go for it!

What to Consider Before Getting Started

-Ask yourself whether moving to a new career is worth it?
-What will it cost you to leave your current job?
-What benefits will you enjoy if you cross over? And, what benefits could you possibly lose by leaving your current job?
-What will you do if you fail?

These are just a few of the things to consider before making that final decision.

What to Do To Overcome Fear

No matter how slow it may seem, always move forward to achieve your dreams. Acting towards achieving your goals is the only way you will progress. Look at all of the other - those people who took the step to change jobs and pursue careers that they were passionate about. Reflect on their lives and see what steps they took to overcome their set of fears.

Inspire yourself with the help of inspirational pictures and quotations. Listen to motivational CDs to help lift your spirits. Indulge in some soul searching and decide how you would like to spend the rest of your life.

We are all born for some purpose or the other - a purpose that needs to be fulfilled. Remember that the world needs your contributions and talents. The human experience would lose its splendor and excitement if there were no obstacles and challenges to overcome.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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