Of Course Not!

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Sometimes we don’t move forward because we don’t know—we don’t have the answers for things that might happen down the road.  We think we must have all our ducks in a row—we must have all the solutions before we start, right?

Of course not!

Of course you don’t have all the answers you’ll need on the pathway to your goals and dreams.  Of course you won’t know everything about everything.

How could you possibly?

You don’t have the answers and your ducks are in a crooked row because you don’t have enough information.  And you can’t get the information until you take the next step!

The good news is that you don’t need to know everything right now!  That’s the beauty of taking it one step at a time, moving forward bit-by-bit:  you have time to look around and notice things.  With each step, each bit of forward movement, you have a slightly different perspective.  You’ll discover new things that you weren’t able to perceive before or, perhaps, notice a different aspect of something familiar that you thought you knew well.  This will give you additional information that helps you take the next step.  And when you take that next step, another new thing or new aspect is revealed giving even more information.  As you repeat this process, eventually you will have all the answers you need in order to successfully travel the pathway to your goals and dreams.

You won’t find the solutions or the answers until you take the next step, then the one after that, and the one after that….

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So the next time the voice inside your head—or a well-meaning friend or family member—asks you if you know all the answers, you can say “Of course not!” then merrily go on your way taking the next step!

Your homework is to take the next step knowing that it will give you information that you need right now.  Break the step into as small of a piece as you need—one that is comfortable and doable for you. Move forward!

You can do it, I’m sure of it!

Post in the comments section the new things you’re finding as you take the next step, whether it’s a brand new discovery or just a little different shading of something you thought you already knew.

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend,

Lauren

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