Often times, I find myself sitting at dinner tables with people who need some of my insight. This has been a characteristic of my vibrant life since I was a child. Growing up, I was known as the one for everyone to talk to.
Never had an issue with it and I never will. This is my calling and I embrace it firmly.
In fact, I embrace it now more than I did when I was a child. The issue is dealing with the stress that I put on myself as a result of that “calling”. Whenever I sit at other people’s tables and open up my mind for their questions I unnecessarily bombard myself with the pressures of finding answers to every question.
Maybe you’re dealing with the same thing? Or, maybe you have dealt with it before?
Recently I’ve been focusing my attention on learning to say “I don’t know,” to things that I don’t know. Instead of carrying on as if I’m informed or spending days trying to locate an answer to someone’s question; I focus on just saying, “I don’t know.”
Here’s what I’ve learned so far about saying “I don’t know.”