A Bear Hunt of an Opportunity

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared.

[obstacles ensue]

We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh no! We’ve got to go through it!

A big, dark forest: stumble, trip * stumble, trip; winds blow: hoooo woooo * hoooo woooo

Oh-oh! A cave! A narrow, gloomy cave. WHAT’S THAT? It's a BEAR! 🐻

[back through the obstacles]

Into bed. Under the covers. We’re not going on a bear hunt again.

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As I read “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen + Helen Oxenbury [adapted above], for the forty-third time this week because it is my 2-year old’s recent obsession – it dawned on me.

scary job hunt; job search; career; job

This is “me”...US! When we step out of our comfort zone – it is scary! Our sought-after opportunity is the bear that we’ve hunted and when we find it – we run (or want to!) back through all the obstacles it has taken us to get there…to cozy under our soft, warm duvet of a comfort zone. DON’T DO IT!

I heard a saying today that “nothing new grows in a comfort zone.” Isn’t that so true? Do you want something new? Want a new job? Develop a new skill?

Be brave and scared! Step into the hunt and cultivate your something new.