Last week, I resigned from my position on the Board of a recovery center.
Why did I do so?
Because I wanted to 🙌🏼
I joined the board out of a desire not to disappoint the person who asked me and because I felt super flattered by being asked. I also didn’t take a moment to ask myself whether it was something I genuinely wanted.
While I don’t believe in regrets, I do believe in learning from experiences. I met some wonderful people, gained extra motivation to stay sober, and gave back to my recovery club.
Best of all, it taught me to check in with myself before saying “yes” and I got the chance to say “no” to others and “yes” to myself.
When you say “yes” to others, often you are saying “no” to yourself. By saying “yes” to this board, I was silently saying no to what I actually wanted. In fact, I didn’t even invite myself into the conversation. I was only listening to other people’s voices.
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