This short article in The Huffington Post is a good reminder to continue taking action and moving forward in the face of fear. Fear of failure or loss can keep us stuck. In my college success and life transitions class, I ask my students to stand up, pump their arms above their head and say, "I made a mistake!" Celebrating mistakes as part of growth can help break the grip of fear. Learn from mistakes and keep on going!
More from the article: "... fear is unfortunately something many of us can't get rid of. For some it has been the driving force in our lives causing us to live a life of grief, regret and missed opportunities. I've learned, that fear was created, was a preconceived perception, an assumption or anticipation of a loss... before the task has even began."
Kristina Bennett Cheney, MA, Career Counselor, helping mid-career professionals who are burnt out and frustrated in careers that drain their energy, to discover and transition to meaningful careers that fit and energize them.