Congratulations! You worked hard, earned your stripes and got that job promotion.
Only one BIG problem…
You now have a learning curve to master. Learning curves take time. You will make mistakes. You will have days where you think: “What was I thinking! I can’t do this! I am a miserable failure.” Or worse: “I’m going to get fired.”
We’ve all been there where sometime during the course of your career you become an expert at whatever it is you do, then your gut screams at you: “Hey! It’s time to move on.” It’s time to look elsewhere.
You start over from scratch with new co-workers. Your new boss may or may not like you after a few weeks of getting to know you. Starting over becomes the fear of all dreads in employment, then soon you start to question your sanity of why you started looking and took the promotion anyway.
“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”-John Wayne
Every single opportunity you pursue in life comes with a price. There’s a learning curve that takes courage to master it, to become the next expert in your field. It all takes time.
Don’t let fears of losing your job stop you from saddling up anyway and learning to become better and do a good job. Everything worth doing good takes time to learn to be its master. We all know time is not free. There is a price.
Instead of fretting over your choice, take a deep breath and start over again and again, daily. Every single day, take inventory of your priorities and where you desire to be in life in five or ten years from now.
From a business perspective, all managers and business owners know it takes time to learn and grow. After all, you are being trained to learn and do what the company expects of you.
It takes looking past the fears of failure and believing in yourself, knowing that with time and encouragement you will master this career hurdle as well.