If Your Next Career Move's Scaring You, You're on the Right Track
“Follow your passion.”
“Follow your bliss.”
“Follow your heart.”
These are pieces of advice that are supposed to lead to fulfillment and happiness, in your career or otherwise. But life coach Marie Forleo challenges these ideas and says you should follow your fear instead.
Wait, what? Why would you want to follow that?
According to Forleo, this sense of impending doom is actually telling you something about yourself and the value of whatever decision, goal, or idea you’re currently thinking about. Following this feeling, what she distinguishes as “good fear,” is precisely what can lead you to powerful outcomes.
Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author