Q. I just got an offer for a new job, but as they described what they'd be expecting me to do, I got the feeling that I was getting in over my head. Should I stay in the safe job that is perfectly fine and that I know I can do, or take a chance on the new job where I could crash and burn?
A. It's important to trust your instincts with things like this. You know yourself better than anybody else, and hopefully you have a good idea of what you can and can't do. That said, take some time to really examine your feelings and make sure it isn't just fear of change that is holding you back. Change is always a little scary, but it's only when you challenge your boundaries and capabilities that you have an opportunity to grow and discover your true potential. If you're leaning toward a no, rather than saying no outright, consider raising your concerns with the potential new employer. They must have evaluated you against a number of other candidates and determined that you're the best person for the job. Perhaps they will be able to put your mind at ease. If you're leaning towards a yes, then put the fear behind you and reach to embrace your full potential. Good luck, whichever way you decide to go.