Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee thanked me for including her advice on burning my ships in my last post. I was glad to do it. Her advice was spot on. And yet less than one day after the post I said yes one last time to help solve the situation I presently find myself mired in. I have agreed to transition part time while they find someone to do a longer transition. In other words, to make it really complex, I am transitioning the transition. So I agreed to half days for the next several weeks. Personally I don't think it will float but I agreed to do it because I feel badly about just dropping the ball. But if it doesn't work I will do just that.
DROP THE BALL!
I think of all the very difficult political situations I have navigated over the years and this is by far the simplest. It has become difficult because once I realized how base level the work was (is) I did not just say no in the first place. Instead I said it in the second place and yet what has changed. I still show up and do this job, even part time, and that in itself is compliant behavior. It is simply another yes followed by a yes.
I need to be less of a guy on this one. Talking instead of doing.
Well enough talking. If it doesn't float I will walk. Life is way too short.
I can see my wife's eyes glaze over while I rehash this over wine. She acts polite but frankly I think she just looks at me as indecisive. I feel indecisive.
Golly gee, I must actually be indecisive.
So Thursday's BIG Rule is to stop talking about it.