I hear a lot of people say, while shaking their heads in mild defeat, “I just don’t know what the answer is.” They shrug and leave it at that for now, shelving it so they don’t have to delve into that place of discomfort. They’re not happy, but they’re waiting for “The” answer to magically appear. Sometimes it does. Sometimes they wait for years and years, holding out for the perfect scenario, the right conditions, their fairy-godmother… And yes, sometimes those appear too.
But imagine all the time we could gain if we stopped thinking about “The” answer as an elusive entity waiting to be caught, to deliver us our perfect life. Maybe there are a whole bunch of answers all around us, right now.
Our perfectionism gets in the way. Maybe instead of one neat and tidy perfect answer, there are a bunch of messy ones… small and not so grand, but equally important. Maybe we’re just holding ourselves back, using “The” answer as an excuse.
What if we learned to say, “I don’t know the answer, but maybe one possibility could be…” and then see where it takes us?
Maybe the big grand answer is ten tiny answers away.