By Karyn Greenstreet
The topic of “not knowing what your next step is” came up in a mastermind group meeting, and I wanted to share my response to it:
Our mastermind group member had a very successful business that she’d been running for 15 years, but felt it was time to step into her greatness and take the next step…
…whatever that was.
For months she struggled with figuring out what she truly wanted, what was valuable, and what would excite her. She knew there was more inside her and she definitely wasn’t ready to sit and watch TV all day.
Continuing to do what she’d always been doing wasn’t good enough — but she didn’t know what was next. She explored and threw away ideas. No idea tempted her. No idea screamed, “Yes!”
While in the mastermind group meeting, we began to realize that part of the struggle was that she hated being in that place of “not knowingness.” It made her uncomfortable to not have a plan.
So when your mastermind group member is unsure of the right next step, instead of brainstorming about next steps and goal-setting, ask them:
How can you dance with the “not knowingness” and be okay with uncertainty?
Or perhaps Gary Zukav has the best advice: when you don’t know what to do next, try something — anything. Take an action in any direction, a tentative step, and see how you feel about it and if the doors open up for you.