To be actually trapped is to have no options, no choices, no possible outcomes other than the one you fear.
Most of the time, when we think we’re trapped, we’re actually unhappy with the short-term consequences of making a choice. Make the choice, own the outcome and you can start in a new place.
This is often frightening and painful, which is one reason it might be easier to pretend that we’re actually trapped.
– Seth Godin*
What’s more likely true is that you are avoiding what you need to do to fix something, or start something.
You’re not trapped
* This is yet another bit of brilliance from Mr. Godin, that I felt compelled to share in its entirety.