What If Your Career Ideas Feel Impossible?

Feeling stuck between staying or going, like the classic cat in the doorway syndrome? It doesn’t have to be so hard.

I hear people all the time stopping themselves from wanting what they want because they think it’s impossible or think it will be too big of a leap for them.

Don’t be tricked into thinking the devil you know is better than the one you don’t know. That idea comes from an inner skeptic voice that doesn’t have a corner on the truth.

It’s like that funny thing cats do when they cry to go outside but when you open the door, they freeze in the doorway, wondering whether to stay or go.

Making a change doesn’t mean you have to take a big leap. That’s a false notion.

So then what? 

The answer is in exploring instead of leaping. What looks like a cliff right now is actually a place to look around for the easy pathway. The pathway is there if you look for it and get creative.

Example of Turning the Impossible into Possible

For example, instead of taking a big step, like thinking you should sign up for a new college degree, take a small step like asking a few friends if they know someone in that field who you could interview. Or if that’s too big at first, start with researching the field online. There’s always a small bite you can manage.

It sounds so simple when you hear this, I bet, but for some reason it’s not what we tend to do. We beat ourselves up for not figuring things out or not taking big leaps, but what works is to take small steps, which we can do.

Then What?

As you take each little step, notice how your heart feels as you take each step and follow what it is drawn to next. It will lead you in the right direction of what your heart and body are longing for. And each step is only one small doable step.

If you hit a “dead end,” it’s just a place to turn. There are no dead ends.

I explain this approach in more depth, of how to move forward even if you’re afraid of getting overwhelmed, with a video. I bet you’ll feel more relaxed after you watch it.


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