How To Know When You’re Overthinking A Career Decision

Overthinking a Career Decision

Overthinking a career decision can lead to employment paralysis. Whether you are deciding to leave Biglaw and searching for in-house counsel jobs or are already in a legal department and thinking about General Counsel jobs, thinking about career decisions can be difficult and cause significant consternation. Here are some thoughts to spur you on:

“You spend the last few months of [last year] saying, “Next year will be different.” And now it’s next year and you can’t really say that anything’s changed. You know what you want–it’s just that the closer you get to going after it, the more unsure you are. You’re not alone in this feeling. But, instead of continuing to find every flaw in your idea, let’s first make sure that you’re not overthinking every step.”

Read: How To Know When You’re Overthinking A Career Decision at FastCompany

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