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  • Writer's pictureKayla

Anxiety With Starting a New Job: Change Your Mindset

Starting a new career can give us all concerns and mountains of anxiety.

We either gain imposter syndrome and feel as if this new accomplishment is not something we deserve, or we continue to tell ourselves that we are going to fail before we even begin. However, allowing yourself to put yourself in the position for growth and gaining new experiences can do wonders for you and your mental health.

Networking, learning and growing is something you will deal with your entire life. Don’t close yourself off and push yourself out of the opportunities that are being presented to you.

I just finished my first week of a new position at an investment location. I was scared that I was not smart enough for the position, I felt that I would have a hard time going through the training and anxious about if I would be able to open up my mind to new information.

After a couple days, I’ve learned that being afraid of new experiences isn’t anything that will assist me in my overall goal of success. Filling my head with the possibilities of failure was holding me back and it was giving me a huge amount of self-doubt.

What good was that doing me?

None… Of course. So, I changed my mindset. I put it in my head that these new experiences are going to surge me forward into new places and new experiences. That alone changed my mindset of what success looks like for me.

Since I have reached this realization, I instantly figured that others needed to get to this point as well.

  1. Take on new experiences head on: Don’t allow fear to keep you from learning new things. Fight through the fear and talk to someone who has been in your situation for helpful tips and tricks to beat that fear.

  2. Remember your strength: Everything that you have experienced at this point in your life… you have prevailed over. No matter what has happened in your life... good or bad… you have come out over top of it in the end. If that is the case, who’s to say that you won’t overcome this new fear of change?

  3. One Step at a time: Don’t allow one mistake or failure to deter you from moving forward. Use these as learning experiences to help you grow and push forward to reach your overall goal.

  4. Be prepared: Don’t go into new information without a plan of action. What are your strengths and weaknesses. What do you know and what do you not know? Knowing these things and being honest with yourself will help you in terms of expanding your mind in the area you are working in.

  5. Embrace the learning process: Don’t expect yourself to be an expert on what you are first trying to do. Allow yourself to make mistakes, allow yourself to ask questions to those you feel have a good grasp and allow yourself to improve.

If you’re in the process of starting a new position or starting anything new for that matter, take the time to try these steps. Rather than flying by the seat of your pants. Give yourself a plan. Set yourself up for success.

If you do that, there’s nowhere to go but up.

🧡Shine Bright, Kayla

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