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What is the foundation for you? Unknown, of course. This will probably include tomorrow when your schedule looks awful. Will you get through tomorrow? You will. After all, you got it today.
Will you succeed in this career? Will you succeed alongside your classmates who are succeeding in listening to them, jumping and bound? Will you be as successful as your older sister, hot-shot lawyer, or your younger brother who has received more invitations to all the cost-paying postdoctoral programs than your junior prom?
Maybe worse, if you don’t succeed, will it work for you? Do you have any priorities left over from the third-degree probe you made in Chapter 4 that might be able to fill in the blanks? After all, being scared is supposed to be the driver of a great career. Don’t they tell you that the door marked “fear” leads you to success?
Undoubtedly, complacency will be much more comfortable than the fear you are living with. You will be involved in work every day and your expectations will never go beyond “a job is a job, and it pays rent”. But you can’t get into that groove or stop thinking about what tomorrow might bring and worry about whether you’re ready for it. I can tell you that no one is ready for what tomorrow will bring, but you will not believe it and you will be right. There is no way around it: it is bad to be in a career and to be afraid of what will happen next.
But one thing I can do is share a lesson I learned from my MBA professors about market skills. The market is efficient to the extent that its prices are relevant and reflect all available information as well as information is not available but it still runs the market. Therefore, one investor cannot take advantage over another; All information that determines whether a stock is undervalued or overvalued, is available at a lower price or a higher price and is baked into the price. There is no way to “beat” the market because real-time information is already reflected in it. This is the theory of market efficiency.
I want to transfer it to the skill of being human. Human survival, like the market, reflects all the relevant and available information about each of us and therefore about you. Your brain has all the instincts and information it develops from birth: try not to teach yourself the way you did when you were a child and come back, try to read all the tests you failed or the groups you dropped out of and how sweet and loving someone told you about it. Helped to feel better. That same brain is brilliantly equipped to bring all those skills to the fore in times of need.
So if you are afraid for your future, you have to do two things. The first is to tell yourself that the ultimate gift is to be born healthy and with a brain. Try to use it. One way to use this is to remind yourself that people on their deathbed do not regret what they did in life but what they did not do. Remember your third-degree search priorities once again – maybe recite them aloud every morning and every evening. Remember how you learned not to read and not to be destroyed by a deep sickness.
Second, make sure your career “insurance” is up to date. Check your CV or resume, your contact list, your recognition and license, job portfolio, your website, social media profile, letter of recommendation, reference list সমস্ত all the building blocks of a professional profile. Make sure everything is OK, up to date with current data and ready to access at any moment. This means that if you really want to change, you are equipped and ready. The feeling of career fear can turn into a comfortable kind of complacency, but it is far from fulfilled. Break the cycle of your daily work routine and get rid of fear.
Taken from Resume roadmap By Jason Tartick. Copyright © 2022 by Jason Tartick. Used by HarperCollins Leadership Permission. www.harpercollinsleadership.com.