What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

Albeit Einstein once quote: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Whenever you find yourself stuck, whenever you’re lost or confused, and you have no idea what your next step is, here’s what you need to know. 

For example, Let’s say that I give you a chemistry equation to solve, and let’s say you’ve never studied chemistry in your entire life, not one bit. You don’t know calculus, and you don’t know any formulas and what all those other things mean. 

And I say, here is the chemistry formula you can use, I give you the method to solving that equation, and then I lock you inside the room alone, and I say: “Go on, solve it.” 
What are the chances of you solving that chemistry equation? It’s zero to none. Why is that? Because you don’t know what you don’t know. How could you possibly solve a problem when you don’t know how to solve the problem? 

Think about this, whenever people get stuck in any scenario, be it life, business, relationships, finance, whatever it might be, they say to themselves that, “I don’t see a way out of this.” 

Imagine yourself stuck in a vast forest, and you don’t know your way out. When you think about it, the best way to get out of the forest is to find a tour guide. Someone who has been in and out of the forest many times, and let them show you the way.

You see, most people, they spend so much time and waste so much unnecessary energy trying to walk around, and try to figure things out. 

What I'm trying to say and the approach I'm trying to make you see and understand is that you should always seek out the best who has gotten the result that you want. Who has solved the problems that you are facing.

Why should you try to figure that out on your own? The very reason you have that problem is that you created it in the first place. If you're the one that created it, how could you solve it? It doesn't make any sense. 

Why would you not find someone who's been there and has solved that problem and seek their advice? But you see why most people don't do that, take a guess. It's because they have an ego. 

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Your ego is your enemy. It blinds you from the truth, and it blinds you from seeking help, it blinds you from seeing what is in front of you, when sometimes all you need to do is reach out to somebody and ask for help. 


In literally all aspects of life, you have got to find someone who's been there and done that. Someone who could take you and walk you out of that forest in other to help you get unstuck.

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