We all have phrases or words that unconsciously pepper our daily conversations. For me, that phrase is “What should I do?” Typically, I resort to this phrase when I find myself in a quandary or challenging situation. However, I’ve come to realize that this seemingly innocent utterance often stems from a place of anxiety.
Using “What should I do?” frequently has a subtle but profound impact. It inadvertently signals that I’m unsure, indecisive, and lacking in self-confidence. Even though a decision might already be clear in my mind, this phrase provides an emotional safety net, allowing me to momentarily evade the responsibility of that choice.
The phrase, in many instances, also disempowers me. It suggests that the solutions to my problems lie outside myself, when, in reality, the answers often already exist within me. This self-imposed linguistic hurdle prevents me from fully trusting myself and my abilities.
So, I’ve decided to abandon the phrase “What should I do?” from my vocabulary. By doing so, I aim to embrace a more assertive and self-confident lifestyle. I want to trust my instincts and take decisive action, propelling myself forward without the self-doubt that this phrase cultivates. Removing this safety net will enable me to fully commit to my choices and live a life less dictated by uncertainty and more driven by confidence and belief in myself.