Living in fear

10/26/2011

There is a horrible, debilitating fear that saps the life out of many of my colleagues on the job. Many work stressful, demanding jobs for billion-dollar companies.

I remember it well.

Every time the email chime went off or my manager wanted a meeting or someone from my project called my phone.

Instant anxiety. Instant fear.

What did I do wrong?

What could they possibly want?

That’s it, I’m fired. I know it.

Despite these fears being imaginary and exaggerated, they feel so real.

Termination, disapproval, embarrassment, failure, poverty, rejection, and the unknown.

You deserve better.

Oof.