Yesterday I quit my volunteer coaching gig.
I thought since I love coaching I would naturally love ALL the different ways I could coach someone.
It turns out I don’t love coaching people within Facebook groups.
I could have decided that I would keep the gig and plan to coach myself regularly (read: daily) to love it, but when it comes down to it, I really didn’t want to make that investment.
There are LOTS of things you can coach yourself on in life (work, relationships, money, time… the list goes on and on). It’s always worthwhile to take a step back to see if it makes sense to do thought work on it.
Some questions I asked myself were –
Would I make the same decision today? (No)
Do I want to become amazing at this particular skill? (No)
Is there something else in my life that would benefit more from my attention right now? (Yes)
After exploring my answers, the decision became very clear.
It was time to step down from the role.
I emailed my resignation.
There was no whoosh of relief when I sent this message largely because I didn’t allow myself to create drama beforehand.
I skipped the part where I agonized over what she might think and debated whether or not this would make me look flaky. I went straight to the part where I checked in and saw that it wasn’t a hell yeah for me. That was all the information I needed.
Now I have the mental energy to move forward with coaching projects that excite and delight me. No drama required.
The moral of the story is:
If the answer is no, let it go.
The yeses are waiting for you on the other side.