The fear of changing jobs is a fear that plagues many lives. The fear may be holding you back from happiness and reaching your potential. For this reason, it’s important to realize, identify, assess, and conquer the fear. 

Follow these simple steps to overcome the fear of changing jobs:

Realize the fear. Ask yourself how you would rank your job from 1-10, being specific about every detail of your job: the atmosphere, your duties, pay, company, etc. If you aren’t 100% happy where you are, ask yourself why you are staying.

Identify the nature of your fear. You may be comfortable where you are, scared to push yourself, feel like you’ve put in too much time to leave, scared of making the wrong decision, have a fear of change/the unknown, etc.

Assess the fear.  Separate your fears into two categories irrational and rational. Try to dismiss the irrational fear from your thought process and focus on the rational fears.

Conquer the fear. The rational fears may be hard to conquer. However, what you can gain from making a change outweighs what you might lose, the risk is worth it.

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