Six months ago, I took a promotion. I was nervous and excited about the role and challenges it would bring. My boss is very hands off, which I generally appreciate -- but I’m not positive that I’m the right person for this role.
Especially because over the last few months I’ve been realizing that in retrospect, the idea of taking the role was much stronger than my actual passion for the role. My direct team needs a confident manager, especially amidst the constant changes and I feel like I’m letting them down.
What's also hard about this is that I know my boss had really high hopes and expectations for me and I’m not sure how to begin such a conversation that’ll lead to such disappointment. When I took the role, my boss did say there would be other opportunities I could transition to if this doesn’t work out. So essentially, I know what I need to do, I just can’t get myself to do it. Any guidance, thoughts, or advice on how to bring this up?