But I Don’t Know What to Do

How many times have you psyched yourself out saying …

“omg, I don’t know what to do … But I don’t know what to do!”

What if you slowed your roll just a bit? What if I told you do know?
Or, at least, you know enough to take another step forward 🙂

I once heard someone suggest taking “I don’t know” completely off the table.

I have to admit, I didn’t agree. I resisted it big time. I didn’t want to do it.
You see, I had just learned how to be okay with admitting that I don’t know … that I don’t have all the answers … that sometimes I DON’T know exactly what to do … yet.

But understand what happens when you let yourself get stuck at “I don’t know.”

If you keep saying it, if you accept it as is and that’s that … then you never get to the part where you do know, do you?

I realized that …

While I don’t want to take “I don’t know” completely off the table (you may want to, I just have my own reasons for not), what I almost always did when I said/thought it was go immediately to …

But what DO I know?

And then my brain would then, instead of getting stuck at “I don’t know,” go …

Well, I DO know this …
And I CAN do this …
So, what I’m going to do next is …

While I may still keep, “I don’t know,” in my vocabulary (for the time being, that may change over time, we’ll see)

I also know how to not let myself get stuck in the “I don’t know” loop.

That loop of …

saying I don’t know …
not looking any further …
not finding anything out …
not working toward a solution …
finding myself still stuck at “I don’t know.”

Full disclosure … I most certainly HAVE been stuck in “I don’t know” before … and I have worked out of “I don’t know” before.

But now that I’m more AWARE of what’s unfolding in each scenario … which means that I can make sure I never get stuck in “I don’t know” very often or for very long 🙂

What if you embraced what you DO know instead?
What if you were willing to acknowledge that everything is figure-out-able?
What if you accepted the idea that everything, every moment in your journey, no matter how upsetting or confusing it may seem, is progress?

I have a feeling it would take you lot further than “I don’t know” would 😉

#somethingtothinkabout

Stacie Mahoe
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