What is the most terrifying thing about it? Change is inevitable. In this world of technological advances, where there is always something new, cutting edge technology is obsolete the following year. Education is not free from sin and even more if you study IT. If you study medicine half of everything you learned will be obsolete in five years and you will need to put constant effort to keep up.
Change can knock on your door without warning, whether due to the death of a family member, an unexpected dismissal (being laid off), a price increase that forces you to buy other products or the company changing a process that you are familiar. In some cases that same company may decide to relocate you (that has already happened to me a couple of times).
Just as we cannot control the emotions we feel but how to react to them, the same happens with change, although many times we are not prepared to take those steps.
How many times the first thing we do when we are presented with new things is fear instead of joy for the new opportunity?
Change can make us feel insecurity because, just as an obsolete cell phone is discarded, we think that other people’s opinions about us can be affected if we fail to adapt. It is something primitive in us, fear comes from the thought of being alienated if we are slow to learn, being removed from the group, ending in our “death.”
The main reason for rejection originates from fear of our potential harm. When the opportunity to live in a new place appears, in many cases the feeling of adventure does not come from experiencing new things, but the fear of not knowing anyone and not achieving stability fast. When we change jobs, we think “what would happen if the people I work with or my boss doesn’t like me?”