It comes from the fear of the unknown. What is not known is like darkness or a closed door. There is no light or an ability to see forward into what could be. This inability to see the path ahead in the light is frightening to many. If they become frozen in moving forward it becomes the better alternative to moving into an area where perhaps something worse is lurking.
How can you access the light when fear takes hold so you can begin to move forward again? Light can be seen again by looking at the fear differently. It opens the door when your fears are reframed. Here’s an example:
What if you have watched those around you in your company get laid off, or you knew that management was downsizing its staff? Insecurities and fear can take hold of your psyche when you imagine this happening to yourself. Your responsibilities loom larger over you as you think of your mortgage payment, putting food on the table, paying bills, or financially providing for your children’s needs. All you can think of is that you will have nothing, and you will be a failure.
Reframe this fear. Look at the fact that people are getting laid off as you developing a healthy awareness to start looking for some alternatives. Ask yourself, what are the areas that have not been met in this job? What passions do you have that still may feel unfulfilled in this company? Where could you look that would meet your needs? What opportunity could this afford you to feel more fulfilled and more passionate in what you’re doing with your life?
You are now being proactive. You have now taken the fear and brought in a level of endorphins to feel excited over the possibilities. You are actively on a new job search to look at all possibilities. You have opened the door, and see the light. Fear has turned into excitement, possibilities and potentially finding more happiness in your career.
Now you have no need to fear ever again. Fear is closing down, and this is not a path you choose to take. You deserve happiness and peace. Grab hold of it now, and keep all doors open!
What is the door you would like to open now that perhaps has been closed for some time? What are you ready to see differently that will allow the light to flood in? If you need any help to reframe your fears contact me at [email protected], and I’d be happy to set up some coaching sessions with you.
Awareness, identifying, reframing and identifying solutions is my gift in life. You do not have to struggle with it anymore. Send me an email, and let’s talk about it.
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