I’ve held a license as an educational therapist for about 10 years. I thought, “Well even though I don’t want to do this work anymore, I should maintain this license, just in case….”
Just in case what? It’s practical, sure, but I have a full-time coaching business that I love and this particular just in case is based on an assumption I might lose the work I love and go back to work I don’t love.
So I decided that just in case is not a sufficient reason to do keep this license. Just in case wasn’t coming from the reality of a thriving business doing work I love, and it wasn’t coming from desire, from what I really, really want.
So I sent an email notifying my certifying company that I would not be renewing. Simple. Straightforward. Direct. It was scary to push the send button on my email. My hands trembled a bit and I caught my breath. And a few minutes later, it felt fantastic. Clean, honest, clear.
What are you holding onto just in case that you really don’t need?