Remind yourself everyday

"I don't know. And I don't know when I will know. And that's ok, and I'm doing the best I can with what I know (and what I don't)."

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Admitting “I don’t know,” or “I’m not sure,” can be nerve wracking, but it can also be liberating enough to help get us started. We can either stay stuck on the edge of what we know until it becomes so outdated that we fall into a canyon, or we can make some changes and soldier on, even when the destination is unclear. It’s not going to be fun, and it’s not going to be easy. 

As we’re learning this year, we often don’t have the luxury of knowing what tomorrow will bring or what it will look like, which can make planning feel like playing darts with spaghetti noodles. How can you plan for something when you have no idea what exactly you’re planning for? 

We don’t have an answer. But not having an answer can also help us imagine different scenarios that we might need to plan for, or create contingency plans. “I’m not sure what it WILL look like, but here is what it COULD look like, so let’s plan for that.”

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