We know what we should do, and have repeated thoughts about it, but convince ourselves not to do it because it might not work, might not be sustainable, or might not make money. So we don’t try it.
Instead, we do something similar or close enough or we bounce around from job to job searching for what we already know we should do. We finally land back where we were and decide to give it a shot and it works. Except we lost all of that time in denial.
I’ve worked with three people in the past few weeks who all followed this pattern. I, myself, have followed this pattern (and may still be following it!). It seems that the key is to embrace the change we know we should make and make it without overweighting the “what ifs” that might come as a consequence.
I have a good friend and mentor that says, “If you think something more than two days in a row, do something about it.”
Seems like sound advice for career, leadership, and virtually any other area of life.
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