Winnipeg Free Press - Section H - - CAREERS -

Keep a jour­nal — Risk-re­lated fear is an emo­tional re­ac­tion, one that might cre­ate sur­prise as you progress in your jour­ney. Keep a daily jour­nal. De­scribe your emo­tions and then as­sess your notes for repet­i­tive themes. Ex­am­ine these themes closely and ask your­self: How can these is­sues be over­come?

Re­flect on your life — If you con­tinue to feel re­luc­tance to­ward risks, take time to ex­am­ine your per­sonal “life-line” and iden­tify those times when you have in­deed taken a risk over the course of your ca­reer. What were these risks and how did you over­come them? Count up the va­ri­ety of suc­cesses in your ca­reer — you will sur­prise your­self.

Be flex­i­ble — Don’t be too hard on your­self if you didn’t achieve your goal im­me­di­ately or if you mis­judged a risk. For in­stance, if you were un­suc­cess­ful in an

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