If you’re truly looking to grow in your career, I have an important question for you:

Are you going to let the fear of change stop you from moving forward?

Fear of change and of the unknown are natural emotions. It’s normal to experience fear when considering a job change. However, if you allow that fear to always hold you back, then it will be impossible for your career to reach its full potential.

There’s an acronym that I like to use when it comes to dealing with fear. It’s a good acronym to use so that fear doesn’t keep you from moving forward. That acronym is:

Fear = False Evidence Appearing Real

Fear can appear very real, but in many cases, that fear is false. That’s the case when it comes to finding a new job or making a career change.

For example, when you were a child, getting a shot may have seemed like a frightening experience. But once you received your shot, you may have discovered that thinking about the shot was worse than actually getting it.

It’s the same with a new job. You have apprehension about leaving your current situation and especially about submitting your resignation. But once you do it, you realize that the thought of doing it was worse than actually doing it.

Don’t let fear stop you from moving forward. Don’t let it hold you back from the things you want to do in your career.