Whats so great about working in groups

To Abort or Charge Ahead When Second-Guessing: 7 lessons from quickly quitting my first job

Recently I was asked by a past client my thoughts on how to deal with second-guessing after deciding to take steps towards a major transition. He asked what might be some ways to dispassionately consider aborting or charging ahead.

I think many of us have experienced that moment of doubt after making a tough or major decision. It is such a tough place to be! You just put in all that effort to decide, took the leap to declare a decision and now you feel like back-peddling! Buyer’s remorse is creeping in and you really aren’t sure what to do! Do you keep moving forward down your new path or do your bail and abort on your new plans? If you resonate with this horrible situation, please keep reading. I promise to be helpful!

While thinking about how to answer my client’s question, one memory from 14 years ago kept coming to my mind. I debated about sharing it because it was a very intense life experience for me. It really illustrates the topic though so I hope you don’t mind hearing a little bit of my personal story.

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Whats so great about working in groups

That Book I’ve Been Writing…

I'm not sure I'll ever have a room like this, but I'd love it!
I’m not sure I’ll ever have a room like this, but I’d love it!

I’ve been working on a book…for a while now. I’ve always liked to write. Writing is cathartic and relaxing for me. It’s a fun creative process that challenges my mind. I enjoy the struggle over a blank page and the review process that molds my thoughts from jumbled mess to surprising prose.

I’ve filled journal after journal with my personal life since 3rd grade. That’s right – 3rd grade, so I have boxes and boxes of journals. I love collecting books too so some day I’ll have enough to make my own rainbow library…if my husband will ever let me get away with it!

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