I have been going through coach training, most of which resembles stuff I did in my faculty development life. A lot of it deals with accountability, motivation, and staying on your goals.

I’m here to say it may be OK to not be quite so driven.

Now hear me out. Once I decided to start Life Reboot Solutions, I have been using my time away from the day job fairly efficiently to get certification, design the website, and begin producing content. However, none of this would have happened if I hadn’t taken a giant step back when my spouse got sick.

As his primary caretaker and financial support, I could not pursue an aggressive job search as I had planned just a couple of days before that fateful MRI. I had to accept that I could not control what I had to do for a bit. OK, this bit was more like 2 years. That delay gave me time to explore myself and what I really wanted. Turns out it wasn’t what I thought at first.

So sometimes cut yourself some slack. You may need time to really know if those longer-term goals are what you really want. And you may be happier now if you slow down and smell some roses along the way, even if you do not end up changing your route.

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