The key to success is
to focus our conscious minds
on things we desire,
not things we fear.
– Brian Tracy
When you’re in a job search, it’s all too easy to focus on things you fear: making a mistake and getting rejected. It makes sense…job searching is naturally filled with rejection. Not every job you go after is going to be “The One.”
The problem is that focusing on the rejection only holds you back. You’re not as confident and you’re not as enthusiastic, which means that you don’t go after opportunities that you should–because you’re afraid. And not going after an opportunity is a guarantee that you won’t get it.
I once had my office in a very busy part of town. Most businesses on my street (including mine) had a sign on the door that said “No Soliciting.” However, every week I bought something from someone who walked past the sign and went for a sale anyway. Not everyone who walked past the sign made a sale–but some did. And the people who never walked past it never did.
So…focus on what you want, not on what you fear. This positive focus will push you past obstacles in your way and get you the success you deserve.
If you’re having trouble maintaining your positive focus, get help:
Attend a Career Confidential free job search webinar. These trainings will motivate you as well as build your skills.
Utilize a Career Confidential tool to get you past your fear, such as:
- Extreme Resume Makeover Kit to have a resume you want to send out to everyone
- Hidden Jobs Finder to make it easy to find jobs and get interviews
- 30-60-90-Day Plan to boost your confidence and preparation before interviews
Book a Career Coaching session for customized motivation and assistance.