Before I decided to become a certified coach, I had a true breakdown. Many things contributed to my moment of panic, but mostly the huge decision I needed to make on transitioning my career. I had been thinking for quite some time about taking the steps to become a coach and after much contemplation, its was time to say yes or no and officially start my journey. At the time there were many obstacles that could have got in my way moving forward, and create more waiting time. There were many logical reasons why it was the worst time to take a leap. However, I felt ready to execute and was scared if I do not move then, I may never. Still, I could not shake the guilt of reasons why not to move forward, and this is what suddenly brought me down.
The next morning on my way to the gym, I listened to this podcast episode about breakdowns and instantly broke down in tears. It reminded me of a quote a friend shared with me when I planned to quit my highly structured and compensated corporate job. Spoken by Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! In regards to pushing through uncertainty; “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that’s a sign that something really good is about to happen. You’re about to grow and learn a lot about yourself”.
I had experienced a breakthrough when I quit my corporate job. Recognizing the amazing things that came from pushing through my insecurities made me aware this can and will happen again. Listening to that podcast and remembering those words instantly calmed my nerves. It gave me the confirmation I needed to move on, take risks, and breakthrough.