I DON'T KNOW.
Three of the most debilitating words you can say to yourself.
I remember this being a bad habit for me. I found myself saying these exact three words....over....and over.
The end result from repeating this bad mantra was that I got further and further away from finding a solution.
Here's how it sounded in my brain:
"I don't know how to do this."
"I've never done this before."
"I can't do this"
Repeating these defeating sentences, I became so frustrated that I began to distract myself with stupid things like hitting the refrigerator for something to eat - when I clearly wasn't hungry, and wasting time on Facebook. This only led me to being further away from what I was trying to figure out...🤦🏻♀️.
And the cycle continued for a very long time.
This is a testament to whatever we believe we create in our lives. In this case, I created confusion with my thoughts and it's exactly what I got. And the real truth was that it was easier to sit in the IDK vs taking massive action toward my goals.
I finally decided to get a hold of myself and made a decision to NOT be confused. Each time I noticed my brain saying -
I DON'T KNOW
I shifted it to say
I'LL FIGURE IT OUT.
When I told myself I'd figure it out I got hopeful that I could. Feeling hopeful, I began to do the things I needed to do.
I think you can guess what happened from here....
I figured it out 💁🏻♀️.
Do you suffer from I don't know syndrome?
Next time you hear yourself saying those 3 words - I'd like to offer you to challenge your thought with telling yourself -
"I'll figure it out."
And see what happens.
I guarantee you might not get the answer you want initially, but you'll be much further along than sitting in I DON'T KNOW and doing nothing.
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