This is a baby seal I saw yesterday, just put up on the rocks to rest by the mother while she fished.
I like the beached seal analogy because it includes a satisfactory conclusion, the tide comes back in and you're on the move again. Likewise, in my own career decision-making, I experienced periods of paralysis due to:
- fear of the unknown,
- financial pressure,
- information overload, and/or
- perceived, insurmountable barriers.