For Fear Of Failure

What keeps you from trying something new?

I grapple with this question in my work life and home life. We tend to stick to the things we know which keeps us from trying new things. You’ve seen that right? If you’re in L&D then the answer should be yes, but this isn’t about L&D.

My theory is that we get so comfortable in one place that we stop trying, you know, wresting on our laurels. We’d rather things stay the same and comfortable as they are now. The problem is comfort and keeping things the same doesn’t work, things quickly move past us and we’re left irrelevant.

Job security is a perfect example of this comfort frame of mind. One goal for a lot of people is job security.

Does job security today mean that we’re setting ourselves up for future failures?

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