Some of us thought we were going to become something we dreamed of from childhood. I wanted to be an astronaut at one time which didn’t work out the way I thought.
Some people are facing new challenges as they reach a point in their careers where they need to do something different. It could be because of a layoff or because they are stagnant in their roles.
Here is a sure-fire way to take the next step to do something different:
Identifying Your Fears
Fear is a worthless emotion but can definitely control what you do.
First, acknowledge the fears you have that keep you from doing something different. It could be that you are afraid to fail. You could be scared of what people will think of your new direction.
Acknowledge the fears you have so you can deal with them
Adopting A Growth Mindset
Someone said when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change, you will change.
This can happen when you have a growth mindset. Change isn’t about just doing or being different. It is about exploring and accepting that you can do whatever you want if you want to grow.
Having a growth mindset will push you past your fears.
Put A Support System in Place
If you want to go fast go alone – if you want to go far go with others.
It is easier to start something new and different if you have people on your team who support you. Look for people that are going to be in your corner. More importantly, look for people who are going to hold you accountable for what you are trying to accomplish.
A team can make the dream happen.
You can turn the corner in your life and make great things happen for yourself. Go ahead and take the plunge. Your best ‘you’ is waiting on the other side of you making the change.