How many times have you been a bit of a know-it-all, either unintentionally or … purposefully? (It’s OK if you have; we’ve been insufferable know-it-alls a few too many times in our lives to judge anyone else.)
Sometimes the best thing that can happen to you, when you think you know everything, is a solid dose of humility. Consider this week’s #ClarityGem your shot of humble-juice …
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THIS WEEK, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW:
APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN LIFE:
We can’t tell you how many times we’ve bemoaned the conditions of our lives … “Nothing is working out!” “We’ll never make any money doing this.” “No one is going to want to date us; we’re too weird.”
When something isn’t happening or working out the way you want it to, it’s so easy to become a know-it-all. You start pointing to the lack of what you want as solid evidence that it’s never going to happen:
“Well no one has asked me out in forever, so obviously I’m un-dateable.” “No one has praised me for my work, so clearly I suck.” “Money isn’t flowing in, so we must have a terrible business idea.”
In our twisted desire to be right about something, we start to feel a little self-righteous about our “evidence” of things not working out … “I’m right! I told you so! Even though I hate how right I am, at least I’m right.”
Except … you’re totally wrong. You so do not know everything.
And what’s more, when you assume that your lack of evidence is proof that life isn’t working out for you, you’re sort of dissing the Universe.
No, really. Who do you think you are to insult … the Universe? Infinite intelligence? The Mystery of Life itself? Whatever you want to call it, I can assure you that you (as smart and gifted as you are) are not the end-all-be-all of knowledge about life and how it’s going to play out.
Do you really think that just because you, in your modest humanity, can’t figure out how things are going to work out … that means they won’t work out? People, please. You aren’t all that.
Why not rest assured that you do not, in fact, know everything and that there are opportunities, solutions, and synchronicities bound to unfold that you couldn’t even conceive of in your wildest dreams?
Because we’ve got to tell you … it’s way more fun to be a know-nothing who leaves room for mystery than a know-it-all who leaves room for nothing.
How is this #ClarityGem sitting with you today? Leave us a comment below to let us know!
WHAT #CLARITYGEMS ARE ALL ABOUT:
Sometimes it’s just better to avoid long blog posts and cut straight to the point!
Think of #ClarityGems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.
And instead of just a beautiful, inspirational, and shareable image (which is a nice start), we’re giving you some quick thoughts about how to interpret it … because inspiration without action is pretty, but kind of anti-climatic.
Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone who needs to hear it today … and tag us (@ClarityonFire) to let us know how this Gem is inspiring you!
Kristen + Rachel