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I have had anxiety for years now, treatment for six years. I have gotten much much better and only sought help when I was literally frozen in fear and could not make any decision. I still struggle with this, does anyone else have this issue? I'm older now and have many regrets about my career choices, but cannot decide on a path that is right for me. I literally cannot make a decision. People keep telling me to just choose something you like...I can't because I like so many things and I am frozen by indecision wrapped in anxiety. I made pro/con lists, researched topics, spoken to people in other fields. This has been a problem for over ten years for me. I am at a point now that I need to be able to make a living, but to do that I need to choose a path...but I am literally frozen with anxiety over it. What to do?
Posted on 09/16/13, 01:00 am
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Reply #1 - 09/16/13  1:10am
" redvelvet, I empathize with your situation...I have been there, too, and the anxious response is a tough inhibitor when It becomes part of the problem with the decision-making. At your core, what are you hard-wired to do? It's important to realize that although you may do well at many career paths, you will only excel at a much more limited range of careers...play to your strengths. I found that my desires and skills were "hiding in plain sight" in front of me, but others tended to pinpoint my true heart on what I wanted to do easily. They could intuit my gifts better than I could. What are your dreams, visions, and goals? Are there any things you enjoy that you could transform into a job? Taking the risk is far less painful than the indecision. I've been through a few different career paths, and it helped to hone me in on what I am really suited for. Feel free to message me if you want to chat a little. "
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Reply #2 - 09/16/13  1:28am
" Thank you for the input. I'll send you a message. "

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