This is a tricky one. I am currently looking for my next career move however the idea of remaining in my role remains a very appealing one for several reasons.
I am familiar with the role and can perform well easily. The salary is acceptable and if I stay in the role it will only be for another year.
Do I move to another role now, perhaps making my resume look jumpy and placing myself on another steep learning curve, or stay put, remaining in a role which I no longer find challenging?
In practice I had to separate my fears of the unknown to make an informed decision, as fear muffles even the most strategic and logical of minds! So I decided to look for other opportunities, having resolved to not move unless a role comes up which offers the compensation package and level of responsibility that would advance my career.
Your fears may be different, but one thing I do know, fear in any form should not impact career decisions – a safe life is often one left unlived.