What to do, when you don’t know what to do.

Happy Friday!

Did you know there is now a Timbits cereal out?!?

(In case you don’t know what a Timbit is – think of it as a doughnut hole – a cute, little, bite-sized ball of sugary dough… popularized by our beloved coffee chain here in Canada, Tim Hortons. Dangerously delicious! And YES, I may have gotten a box 🤦‍♀️ – as self-proclaimed cereal connoisseur how could I not?!?)

Now I have a hard time knowing which cereal to choose for breakfast, let alone what to do when there are far more serious matters at play.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been engaging in many uncomfortable, and very important, brave conversations about race, racism, and white privilege – and there have been a LOT of moments where I have not known what to do.

And as a result, I’ve spent a lot of time ruminating, over-analyzing, humming and hawing… basically spending a lot of time sitting on the fence.

He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg. – Chinese Proverb

At some point, you have to make a decision and move forward – although easier said than done when we’re not just talking breakfast cereals!

The reality is, there is no right, wrong, or one way to move forward. 

And luckily, you and I have our whole lives to be a work in progress… and if I’m not learning, I’m not growing.

If you ever find yourself not knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do – whether in today’s climate of uncertainty or beyond – here are some ideas that might help. 

Remember, there is no right way, wrong way, or one way to do something. However, unless you want to spend your whole life on one leg – never moving towards anything at all – you have to make a decision at some point.

And, you can always course correct afterward.

Life is short. Life is messy. And when it comes to taking a stand for something important, something you believe in, or taking a step towards your dreams… you don’t have any time to waste.

I hope you get your brave on this week and take on one of these ideas.

Let me know how it goes!

 

 

Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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