Get out of the stuck state and let the fear go.
Here’s what you can do to overcome the fear:
❶ Understand your fear and see it as an ally.
Don’t try to ignore your fear. It serves a purpose and can be a great teacher or motivator; it should not block your decisions.
❷ Don’t let fear get in the way of making a move that could put you on a positive career trajectory.
If amazing things were coming your way in your current job, you would have seen them by now.
❸ Stay rational and think logically.
Visually play out what the successful transition would look like. Think about how life will be with new company benefits, flexibility, and a fresh company culture.
❹ Know that you are not the only one.
Most likely in your new position, you will be among others who have been in your shoes. Millions of people make successful, positive career changes.
❺ The Great Resignation is happening.
You are interviewing for a reason; most likely because your values do match your current employer’s values. Think about your values. How will the next company possess those values?
❻ Make a list of the reasons you are leaving, make your decision, and don’t look back.
Not making a decision is also a decision and sometimes it’s the worst one.
❼ Growth only happens when you take a chance.
Trust your intuitive sense, set your goals, and take small steps that will get you on the path for change. Remember, there are reasons why you started looking for a new job in the first place.
❽ Discuss your decision with a trustworthy advocate;
someone who is business savvy and has your best interest in mind. They can be a great source of support when making the decision and during the transition.
❾ Just do it!
It’s time to seek something new!
Find some inspiration here.
Half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. ~ Brownie Wise
You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take. ~Wayne Gretzky
We only regret the opportunities that we don’t take. ~ Lewis Carol
What you risk, reveals what you value. ~ Jeanette Winterson