You know a lot. You truly do.
If you allow yourself to stop and think about it, you are a bonafide expert on at least a topic or two.
You may have gotten your expert knowledge by going to school, attending training or through hands-on experience. You could also simply know things from a place deep inside of yourself and try as you might, you cannot explain how it is that you came to know them. But you know them; oh do you ever know them!
But often you don’t allow yourself to fully know and claim what you know. Especially when it comes to knowing what is right and best for you.
Instead, when someone questions your decisions or actions, you let what you think they think become more important than what you know you know. (Alright, read that whole thing again.)
But just because someone questions you or maybe even disagrees with you, that most certainly doesn’t mean that anything is wrong with you. It also doesn’t mean that you don’t know what you know.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of being open to questions and input from others. Without that openness you often miss huge opportunities to learn and grow. But when you allow questions and input from others to dismantle what you know, you get tripped up, and in your stumbling, you tell yourself that you don’t really know what you know.
And here’s the rub with that…If you really know something is right or best for you, even if you act like you don’t know it, deep down, you still know that you know and that’s a mighty uncomfortable feeling.
So, if you want to live your very best life, align yourself with what you know you know…No matter who questions or disagrees with you.
Calmly, confidently, know what you know.
What you do next matters . . .