Learning to Overcome Fear in The Work-Life

In Intraway, during English lessons, we don’t just learn about grammar, vocabulary, or idioms. We learn about management and other enriching subjects. In this opportunity, we explored fears: how our fears prevent us from achieving our goals. It was really interesting. Let’s navigate some of those concepts and how to relate them to corporate life!

Showing initiative at work can make a big difference in how you’re viewed at work and grow within your field. Find here the four steps to get ahead.

Fear Dominating Life

Apparently, an excellent question to ask yourself is, “What would I do if I had no fear?” or “What would my life be if I had no fear?”. Undoubtedly, the answers would include a magnificent you, and your life would be incredible pure greatness, and the sky is the limit. But wait! Fear is a natural emotion we human beings need to survive. Remember! Our ancestors needed to make quick decisions, and the fear was needed to win for the only purpose of scaping this dangerous beast in front of us and live another day. So… there must be something about the fear we need to regulate our actions and choose safety once in a while. Perhaps, that’s a clue: to regulate. To identify when chasing that big dream of ours is a good call or first, let’s take a day or two to recover from our massive cardiac surgery. What if instead of trying to live without fear or trying to be brave all the time, we could move the line a centimeter further every day? Personally, I’m afraid of a lot of things, for example, being rejected. I’m hurt every time someone rejects me. What if I try to work on every one of these situations and raise my bar a little every time I have the chance? “Have the chance”: those are the magical words.

Questions to ask ourselves:
How could we take these ideas into our work life? What do we are afraid of in our job, in our everyday responsibilities? Are we always choosing a safe place?

Transform Failure in Learning Experiences

One of the main reasons why fear controls us so much is because of the possibility of failing.
How much does failing in the past impact your present or your future? It depends entirely on yourself, your personality, and your background. For sure, it’s straightforward for some people to jump from an airplane with just a parachute, but for others, that’s just a nightmare they can’t survive (or at least, they think so).
These new ideas waves tell us, failing is part of the learning process. We need to fail to learn. The first step is to allow ourselves to fail.
Is failing and option for you? Is failing an option at your job, in your team, in your company? Do you condemn people who fail? Are you willing to make learning from every failure?

Comfort Zone

So, fears impede us from taking action and probably failing. But failing is how we learn (or at least the secure way of learning). Learning is how we move forward, how we push our limits and leave our narrow comfort zone.
What’s your comfort zone in your professional life? Is your comfort zone already too small? What are you looking beyond those comfort zone walls? What risks do we need to take in order to move forward? What’s your next big challenge?

Start moving your thoughts, and your feet will follow!!

Showing initiative at work can make a big difference in how you’re viewed at work and grow within your field. Find here the four steps to get ahead.

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