Oh how I miss Oprah. I miss the little recharge I would get at looking at the clock and seeing if it was 4:00. I miss hearing about what was on the following day. I miss the celebrity interviews, the book talks and most importantly the take-away lessons that I LEARNED from the show.
We all know she had a few key phrases that she would like to repeat to herself and her guests. I adopted many of them, but there are a few that I use ALL.THE.TIME. This is one of them:
“Doubt means don’t.”
Do you know how twisted we can all get when deciding if we should do something, say something or make a move? I know there are times that we definitely need to push ourselves and there are times that we need to express ourselves, but some decisions lay in that in-between, grey area where we really do not know.
Doubt means don’t.
I said this to myself in the shower this morning, in fact. It was so easy to say and it gave me the answer that I needed immediately. I was doubting getting involved in something when this phrase came to my head. To me, it also mean to sit with the decision and not rush into it. If I am doubting if it is the right thing for me, then I am not going to say yes, I am going to sit with it and have faith that the answer will come. Doing this makes me feel much more in control when I have a decision to make. I’m not putting it off and I’m not saying yes or no. I’m pausing and waiting for the answer.
Try it the next time you are unsure. It has a very calming affect. Then let me know if it works for you.