Updated: May 14, 2019
You are not sure you have all the qualifications for that "dream job". Alright, perhaps you have 85% of the list. What is the worst that can happen if you apply? Go for it!!
Many times we stop ourselves before we start out of fear of failure. "I will not apply for that position because they won't like me or because there are so many more qualified people than me..." If you have ever thought or said anything like this, you are not alone. Look at the flip side. What do you have to lose by applying? When I worked in residential real estate years ago, for every door slammed in my face, I knew I was one "no" closer to a "yes". That one "yes" would mean several thousand dollars in commission so it was worth it.
Life is an Adventure
If you are not putting yourself out there, life may pass you by. Unfortunately, being an active participant in your world is a requirement to achieve recognition and success.
What is the dream job you have pined for but never risked submitting an application? What is really stopping you? If you and I could work to create a gameplan to think of this as an adventure rather than a formidable challenge, would that change your perspective and help you apply and prepare for an interview?
There is something magical that happens when you take that first step toward your dream. Somehow, when you have made up your mind, gathered your energy and determination and begun your movement forward, then you find momentum builds and the positivity within you grows. It becomes nothing short of the children's story of the Little Engine saying "I think I can, I think I can" as it chugged up the tall mountain. If you think you can or think you can't, you are right. Remember #TakeAction.
It is ok to be unsure. Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
I remember taking a job where I was not totally confident I could handle all the job responsibilities. Yes, it was a situation of frightening excitement that tested every ounce of courage within me and I grew in that job because I would not let my manager or any of the staff members suffer as I performed my job duties. Fortunately, I am a quick learner and picked up what I needed to know. It was worth the risk to be uncomfortable and grow in the job. Every risk I have taken has paid off. With each job, new skills were acquired and wonderful colleagues were met. You never know what doors will open and what you will learn along the way. It pays to allow yourself to be uncomfortable in a new opportunity. This means you are growing. If you are ready to grow, come see me. Surprise yourself and let's talk about change. #Growth is good for the soul and for your career. The more skills and experience you have, the more value you bring to your employers or as an entrepreneur.
What's your Inspiration??
Who is someone you admire for their fearlessness? Were they always that way? Ask them. Next, ask yourself, how badly do you want to achieve your dream job? Is it a wish or a goal? If it is a goal, you have my phone number.