If you don’t start looking for a new position, then you can’t fail.
If this sounds like ridiculous logic, that’s because it is. Yet this fear-of-failure actually holds a lot of people back from either making a career push up the ladder, or taking a leap and making a complete career switch.
They know they want to, but they convince themselves they are happier where they are. Or that they just need to-
-Pay off student loan debt.
-Wait for their kids to enter school.
-Buy a house.
But you know what? This sounds a little tough-love, but if you never put yourself out there, then you already have failed. There’s really no doubt about that.
Not starting and failing both bring you to the same place.
Right. Where. You. Are. Now. Are you sure you want to be there?