When I first started my internship a little over 8 weeks ago, I remember feeling anxious, but ready. I was ready to take on the real world. I was ready to work hard and make a mark. I was ready to use my expertise to create a valuable experience, however, I was still anxious about the unknown.
Now, here I am. I only have a little over two weeks left at my internship and I still feel all the above. I feel well prepared for my next journey, but I still feel a little anxiety about what is going to happen next. I don’t only fear the unknown, but I also fear that I will fail at whatever I do next. According to Forbes.com, it’s human nature to fear failure and when we go outside of our comfort zone, we feel scared. However, there is one quote that keeps me going.
According to GenY Success, “the definition of courage isn’t about not being fearful, it’s about overcoming your fears.” Ever since I read that sentence for the first time, it dances around in my head at all times. It has inspired me to take a leap of faith into the corporate world and take a risk on myself. Sure, I may not be the most qualified for the job, but I sure as hell will act like I am. Ever heard the phrase, “fake it ’til you make it?” I cannot tell you how many times I have been told, even from supervisors, this advice. And honestly, I do find it very true.
My point is, if you feel like you even have the slightest chance to get a job that seems out of your reach, don’t be afraid to go for it. And if you don’t know how to do something, learn it. Watch YouTube tutorials or read a book on it. Nothing should be able to stop you from being the most desirable candidate you can be. And if you don’t get that job, don’t let it discourage you from trying to get the next one. Take that leap of faith, it just might pay off.