I have the opportunity to apply for a promotion, and I have my superiors support and encouragement. The position would reduce my commute and keep me in a safe neighborhood. It would put me one promotion away from being a branch manager. Most importantly, it would send a clear message that I’m serious about advancing within the company and developing my career.
One thing is stopping me: I don’t want to leave my current position. I have legitimate concerns about the new opportunity (which I’ll blog about soon), but mostly I’m hesitant to give up what I already have. I LOVE going to work in the morning. My coworkers and I make a great team: we exceed goals, roll with changes, and genuinely enjoy working together. Personally, I find my job challenging but not overwhelming, and a nearly-perfect fit for my personality.
I’m currently indecisive. Do I advance and risk unhappiness, or stay and risk stagnating? What is the value of short-term happiness over long-term improvement? What says I couldn’t be as happy at the new job–or happier–than I am now?
I hate making decisions.