O no I meant to order that maxi dress in an XXL not a LARGE! What if this bohemian peasant dress doesn’t fit right? I’m just not sure. Should I go ahead and cancel the order? I don’t want to deal with the hassle of return fees. Hmmmm….maybe I’ll just wait for it to arrive and see what happens?
Does this sound like you? Do you ponder on mistakes you’re unsure about the outcome? Don’t feel bad, we all do it. When you’re curious about situations, I think it actually makes you more creative and wiser. Curiosity introduces new questions and different perspectives pertaining to the outcome of your dilemma, which is beneficial to your personal development because you learn how to solve problems in a new way and gain the strength of perseverance.
Being curious is normal, it’s worrying that’s the problem.
Don’t let your curiosity turn into heavy worrying. Worrying takes one issue and snowballs into many other problems. Let me paint a picture for you by elaborating on the wrong dress size issue I gave in the beginning of this post:
So you’re scrolling through tons of dresses from Boohoo while deleting and adding different items to your shopping cart. You finally settle on one dress and confirm the order. After reviewing the order in your email, you realized it’s in a LARGE instead of XXL.
Immediately you start having regrets and your mind drifts to curiosity. As you dive through a couple of possibilities like, “what if it’s too small?”, your mind starts to swim in the lake of negativity. You wonder: How do I return it? What if it’s too tight? Is it too late to cancel this order? I guess I could get a refund? Am I’m gonna have to lose weight to wear this dress?
Don’t get me wrong, I understand if you know what you want, then go for it right. Meaning, those who are certain about correcting their mistake immediately before it becomes a bigger issue. If you know how to solve the problem, then solve it.
I’m talking about those minor problems that feed off our insecurities making it into one huge issue that may not be super serious, such as ordering the wrong dress size. Sure you could cancel the order and get your correct size but what about embracing the unknown. What if the dress actually fits? You could walk away feeling confident that you took a risk. If it doesn’t fit, you still leave with the attitude that you took a chance which automatically increases your self-esteem.
Don’t let your mind swim in the lake of negativity. Jump into the ocean of all the positive possibilities.
I had this exact issue last summer when I tried on shorts for the first time in 10 years and let me tell you, I was so unsure about those flower cuties. Ever since I learned how to be positive everyday, I’ve developed a tolerance for unpredictable moments.
How I Embrace the Unknown
Living with a security based on faith and optimism that everything will work out for the best makes it easier for me to embrace the unknown. I renew my mind by changing my daily conversation to more positive words and phrases such as self-love affirmations.
Nowadays, whenever something goes unplanned, I change my thinking to positive thoughts only. I seek and expect the best outcome from unpredictable situations and everything always works out in my favor. I believe miracles come out of mistakes because life is a learning process, which we all should embrace with enthusiasm and joy that everything will work for our benefit even before we see the results.
Miracles out mistakes.
Not all mistakes are bad for you. Sometimes you need those mess-ups to propel you in a new direction. Just think, if we knew what to expect all the time and everything was predictable, life would get kind of boring don’t you think? We all know it’s important to tackle challenges because it helps us explore our potential. So cheers to personal development through embracing the unknown.
What steps are you taking to embracing the unknown?
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