Flowers for Edith

I’m in the third week of my Life Coach Certification class and I’m learning so much from my classmates and my instructor. It’s exciting to know that I can help myself and so many others to discover that thoughts are actually driving results.

On one hand, I’ve been feeling curious and excited about learning new concepts. On the other hand, I’ve been having some thoughts that maybe I’m too old to be starting another career and that maybe I don’t know what I’m doing.

When I journaled about that and many other things, I’ve found that “I don’t know” is a standard response for me when I’m faced with uncertainty. It leads to me feeling confused and then a whole bunch of drama that ends up with the result of not knowing what to do. Most of it is total BS because I do know what to do.

I’ve decided to name my “I don’t know” response Edith. I can see her wringing her hands and telling me that she doesn’t know what to do. She looks so concerned for me and wants nothing more than to keep me safe.

Every time I think “I don’t know”, I visualize giving Edith a flower for trying to keep me safe and then ask her nicely to go sit down and be quiet. 🙂

This has been working quite well and has allowed me to make progress on several goals where I’ve been stuck in drama about confusion.

Do you have an Edith that is causing drama for you?

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