Sometimes the gate that appears locked is a façade and can be easily pushed open. Test it before you turn away.
Occasionally, to wake ourselves up, we need to walk into the sun, see where that door leads. It is too easy to become complacent in our daily routine, without taking a risk.
Try a new route, challenge yourself, introduce yourself to a colleague at an industry event or in a different department, learn a new skill, reconnect with someone, read a book/listen to a podcast outside your normal routine. Just change it up.
These are scary times, with mixed messages about jobs and the economy and advancement. But, for most people, hiding in the background isn’t going to keep you safe. It is how you stand up, stand out that makes others support you. And if they don’t, it’s time for a change. Once you open that door, whether your new path is smooth or challenging, at least the view is different.
The journey continues. Cindy