Neuroscience shows that our brains treat failure and uncertainty the same way.
That is, they feel the same to us. This is why many people would rather avoid change because the feelings are really uncomfortable.
Research also shows that fear of change is one of the single most career-limiting moves you can make.
By the time you reach “midlife” – however you define it – you have a lot invested in building your career. You’ve created habits and routines to provide many types of certainty – financially, emotionally, physically, and even spiritually.
That doesn’t mean that you’re particularly satisfied or happy. Just that you are certain.
Thinking about making a change – whether it is within your field or to an entirely new area – triggers lots of FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt), like:
Will I be able to support my family?
- What if I’m not qualified to do something else, or not good at it?
- How will my partner/kids/parents/friends feel if I make a change?
- What if I make a change and decide I made a mistake?
And I get it. I’ve lived through this myself, multiple times. It’s scary.
But I was determined not to let FUD keep me from finding career satisfaction.
I knew I had to get comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with change. Heck, more than comfortable, I had to master it.
I got curious. I researched and experimented and found the formulas that work for me – and that unlocked a career I couldn’t have imagined.
Researching what a change might be like and how to do it does not commit you to make a change.
The knowledge gained will give you the insights you need to make an intentional decision and avoid the career-limiting move.
Don’t let fear of change hold you back. Find out exactly what to do so you don’t have to wonder “What If”.
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