Sometimes taking a chance is terrifying and it's almost as if you're standing on the edge of a mountain looking over at the water trying to decide if it's worth it to dive in, but sometimes (especially when it comes to your career) it is. As I was nearing my last semester of graduate school, I knew it was time to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I chose the company that I wanted to work for skillfully... literally I did TONS of research on the company even before I sent my first email.
However, I was willing to start at the bottom as an intern, so I found the college recruiter on LinkedIn and messaged her.... that didn't work. From that point, I decided to find out how the company sets up their email accounts. Once I figured that out, I sent her an email explaining why I knew I was reaching out to her, why I was great for the company, and I attached my resume.
They didn't offer internships to graduate students, and I was crushed.... this was a MAJOR company & I really wanted this. I told her that I was very much interested in the company, and to keep me in mind. Less than a week later I had an interview for a position that truly makes me happy.
This story is to say... don't be afraid to jump into that ocean of impossibilities. The things that seem like they can't happen or that you are terrified of when it comes to your career. You can do them. Your career is nothing that should cause you tremors, instead it should excite you to go further, and take chances in ways that you didn't know was possible.
What are your dreams? Have you stepped outside of your comfort zone in order to accomplish them?