I reluctantly declined a good gig today.
As an empathetic person, I want to accommodate people and it’s always hard for me to say no. Especially when it’s a good fit and I know I could do it well. However, I had concerns that I was going to stretch myself too thin and not be able to do my best work on it. On one hand, I’m enthusiastic about the work (in this case, performing music). On the other, I need to balance everything I do and not burn myself out.
Why does doing the right thing feel bad sometimes?