When I've decided on the EA career I knew I would need a lot of help. This post helped me to update my map of reality but has not encouraged me much. Plus I went in with a lot of non-trivial questions, hesitations, doubts about my 17-years-long career in IT, mild depression and not-so-mild imposter syndrome.
In the past 8 years, I estimate I've spent 50+ hours with 3 psychotherapists and 80+ hours with ~8 coaches. So I have a pretty good idea of how this works.
Yonatan's approach is very different and was effective in my case. His well-phrased question, zero-pressure nudges, and "let's do an experiment" approach helped me to land off from overthinking into action.
I wasn't hesitating when I saw this post but if I would, this is what I would tell myself: "Let's do an experiment: It will take 1 hour of your life, it's just ~5 clicks away, there are cats involved, so it might be fun, and the potential benefits are quite high."