As an electrician, Sue came to work on time every day, fostered good relations with coworkers, looked for areas to improve and climbed ladders to fix electrical issues. Sue was a hard worker, and finally reached her goal of becoming a supervisor. She reached that goal by consistently climbing one rung at a time, one day at a time. Now at the top, she was suddenly overwhelmed as she looked out to the horizon of her success. New heights come in many forms, like getting a promotion or taking the next step in a relationship. Sue had climbed so high in her career that the responsibility of the position was now a bit daunting.
Here are a few tips to help nip a fear of “unknown heights” in the bud:
- Stay realistic. Don’t think more highly of yourself than others. Remember, everyone makes mistakes, and you will, too.
- Make good choices. Be firm with yourself and be reliable.
- Treat others as you want to be treated, fairly and honestly.
- Keep on giving your best effort.
- Remember, we most often reach new heights through focused effort, hard work, gaining one rung at a time!