What to do when you have no idea what to do.

I'm reading a wonderful book right now: tiny beautiful things, by Cheryl Strayed (AKA Dear Sugar)

Among others, one passage jumped out at me last night that I had to share with you.

In answer to the question, "What do you do when you don't know what to do about something," Sugar answers:

I talk to Mr. Sugar and my friends. I make lists. I attempt to analyze the situation from the perspective of my “best self” - the one that’s generous, reasonable, forgiving, loving, bighearted, and grateful. I think really hard about what I’ll wish I did a year from now. I map out the consequences of the various actions I could take. I ask what my motivations are, what my desires are, what my fears are, what I have to lose, and what I have to gain. I move toward the light, even if it’s a hard direction in which to move. I trust myself. I keep the faith. I mess up sometimes.

Perfect advice.

What do YOU do when you don't know what to do? 

Allegra Stein4 Comments