This statement was said a few weeks back during a training I attended. The full statement was “What would I do if I wasn’t afraid“. Let’s have an honest discussion on this statement as it pertains to our careers. I have had some weeks to think this through and here is a part of my list. The key take out after writing this is to take action and deal with these fears. They are definitely a hindrance on the journey to the top! (In case you forgot, this is what this blog is about)
1. If I wasn’t afraid I would speak out more. Often I have thought of something during a meeting, kept it to myself only to have the next person say my exact thoughts and this turns out to be the “million dollar idea ”
2. If I wasn’t afraid I would not be too modest about my contribution to the company. Many times i have downplayed my contribution and treated it as if it was nothing yet I know I have worked extremely hard and the company has benefited from my efforts.
3. If I wasn’t afraid I would ask for more opportunities to be visible to the people that matter. I work hard and I would like those that matter to see my work and know what I am capable of.
4. If I wasn’t afraid …
I am sure by now you have an idea of how to do this. It’s not really about my own fears. It’s about your own fears and how you plan to work through them in order to advance your career.
Have a successful week ahead and stay on the journey. I always appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your comments and for being part of my journey.