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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Chris Lappin.
You’re going around in circles.
One day thinking one thing, the next changing your mind.
You’re not completely unhappy with your job, but you’re not exactly happy either.
It pays the bills and lets you sleep soundly, but there’s this nagging voice saying you could be doing something much more worthwhile and fulfilling. You secretly yearn to fly solo and follow your dream, but just the thought of trading in a secure pay check for a future with no guarantees makes your stomach tighten and brings a tidal wave of negative questions.
Can you make it work? Have you got the skills? Are you too young? Too old?
What if it doesn’t work? What will other people think? Who are you to think you can do this?
When you’re feeling brave, you listen to your heart. What if it did work? Others have, so why shouldn’t you? This would be the making of you. Who cares what other people think! Of course you can do this.
You smile and feel alive. No more boss. No more achieving someone else’s goals. No more boring, mundane work, day-in and day-out.
But then your head chimes in again. Don’t be stupid! You’d be kissing goodbye security, a steady income, holiday pay, sick pay. And what about all that stress and worry? You could lose everything.
And so it goes back and forth. Like you’re two completely different people, trapped inside the same mind.
While this exhausting argument rages, you stay with your feet firmly entrenched in your uncomfortable comfort zone.