You have something you want, and you don’t have it. The first question to ask is: who’s saying no?
Many people don’t ever ask this question and leave their desire and ambition on the shelf, with nothing stopping them from claiming the prize. If someone is saying no, then you can work on either convincing them or bypassing them. But often, no one has said no at all!
Maybe because you just haven’t asked. Maybe there’s no one to ask. But if you’re feeling stuck, try to answer that one question. Often, it’ll provide a lot of clarity.