JOB SEARCH COURAGE is,
Mind and spirit overcoming fear,
Leading to productive activity,
Moving closer to meaningful work.
…name your fears…
Fear is no stranger when we are in transition. We know what fear feels like–it’s those discomforting waves of rejection and loneliness in our throat or stomach; life is unfair and we can’t take another step.
Time to name those fears before they define us. Maybe they are obvious like fear of not finding a meaningful job, fear of not being able to provide for your family, fear of telling people that you are unemployed or fear of losing your reputation at work.
When sorrowful or fearful, we need to go deep. Engage it, face it. Don’t skirt the issues. Stop and take time to go into the situation through mind and heart. Turn everything over; look under everything. The source will reveal itself. And usually it’s not what you think–it’s often manageable and fixable.
Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now writes, “Accept what is. When we turn from the negativity which is in the mind and embrace our true Being, we find peace, new energy and even joy.”
Write down some of your fears. Dig deep. Once we honestly identify our fears, we can make conscious moves to conquer them. Accepting where we are is the first step.
Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D.
President of the Board and Executive Director for The Center for Life Transitions. Tom is responsible for overall Center leadership and strategy. His individual coaching/counseling as well as workshops and retreats focus on integrating leading career development ideas with spiritual exploration. Read more.