The Advantage of Not Knowing

Sometimes I just don’t know.

And that’s a good thing.

I love not being too sure about something.

Because when I don’t know for sure, the door is still open to possibilities.

Once I know for sure, it’s practically a done deal.

Like maybe I don’t know what kind of president that guy would make. Maybe he’d surprise me?! Who knows?

(Trust me when I say that position is an improvement over my original thinking.)

Yay for making space that it could be better than initially imagined!

I remember back when I thought you could just put up a website and then get hired.

I didn’t know you were supposed to drive traffic and create funnels and make compelling offers.

I didn’t know any better, so when I expected that people would see my site and then hire me – they did. Thanks to huge desire and lots of naivete.

In fact, I wish I still knew that. The experts have schooled me since then, but man, it was so much better that first way.

I love the coach’s answer who was asked how she made six figures in her first year: “I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to.”

She didn’t know everyone wasn’t doing that!

That’s a cool thing not to know – how hard it is to make money doing what you love.

I kind of like not knowing for sure what the UPS guy just delivered. Was it that replacement part for the vacuum, or might it be something else?

(Oh, I just opened it! It was a surprise gift! YAY!)

See how well that not knowing thing works out sometimes?

Because Universe is responding to what we know.

I like that I don’t know exactly how long my desktop computer is supposed to last. Seems to be doing pretty good! Even though I bet a professional would tell me I should have replaced it a long time ago.

Speaking of age, I’m delighted that I don’t know how old my dog is. When I have to guess I err on the side of really young. I’ve got a little magic math going there that I am totally not sorting out.

I like that I don’t know for sure whose call I missed while I was out …

Maybe it was an old love interest wondering what I was up to. Maybe it was a prospective client inquiring about beginning life-changing work together. Maybe it was someone calling with such good news that I can’t even conceive of it. Maybe!?

Isn’t that a fun door to leave open?

Granted, some things are worth knowing for sure.

Like that everything is always working out. And that our well-being is guaranteed. That’s a beautiful thing to be certain of.

And our worthiness. That’s good if that never comes into question.
Some things are good to be sure about.

If you can know something completely positive, by all means – know it!

But some things might be worth relaxing your certainty about.

Like how long it takes to build a business, and how many fail at it.

You don’t need to know that. Screw that crap. The odds are in your favor when you’re a conscious creator.

That’s all you need to know.

It doesn’t often help to know how many people get diagnosed with those cancers, or what their life expectancies are. Maybe don’t know that. I wouldn’t.

Because when we know something for sure, other possibilities go poof. Because now we know better.

And once we know better … well, that sort of settles things.

The world has a way of working out according to our expectations.

So maybe it’s worth not being so sure what your ex was calling about. Or what that car repair will cost. Or what your boss will say in your annual review. Or whether you can afford to shop at that store. Or what the neighbor wants.

Be certain about the good things, and be open about everything else. That’s all I’m sayin’.

Because not knowing might be the best way to give Universe the opening it’s been looking for to deliver you something even better. 🙂

  • July 20, 2016
  • Bria says:

    I normally don’t reply post but I felt the urge to do it. Firstly because I wanted to thank Jeannette for writing this piece, as it has helped me so much. So Thank you Jeannette!!! And secondly because I wanted to share my personal story on how this worked for me, to inspire others, because often times I get my inspiration from the replies to the posts, so I want to pay it forward… I’ve often had trouble sorting through and trying out all of the manifestation techniques and often become overwhelmed, but this one was so easy to implement into my life because I do have a lot of “unknowns”. I would often just go to the worst idea/outcome and I don’t know why, I guess just habit. But after reading this post I started thinking “hey I really don’t know how this will work out for me and there are ENDLESS possibilities so I might as well think of the best outcome or my happily ever after!” Not to mention its funnier that way and it gives you hope!
    If you’re interested in what I recently manifested with this technique continue to read… A little more than a month ago I met the man of my dreams and when I tell you we instantly hit it off I mean exactly that, I thought he was my soulmate. And the crazy thing is, is that I didn’t ask the universe for him and I wasn’t expecting this relationship at all but it happened and I was so grateful for it! The only problem was that we lived in different states however we did keep in contact through texting and social media. And I eventually flew out to see him and had the time of my life! He did so many romantic things for me that no one had ever done for me before, I was on cloud 9! So I get home and I’m thinking that everything is great and then he stopped communicating me and went completely ghost. I’m going to be honest I was upset, more like devastated, for a few days and then I ran across this post along with another one about happily ever afters, and completely changed my thinking on the situation. I also spent a lot more time doing things that made me happy and continued to love myself more and more each day, as well as being grateful for all the love and attention around me. But I think what really helped was the fact that I didn’t know why he wasn’t messaging back and each time a negative thought popped in my head I thought of what my happily ever after would be. And reminded myself that anything could happen so let’s remain positive. So long story short, I messaged him about how I felt and he messaged me back being so understanding and apologetic (which was exactly what I asked for in my pray rain journal!)and basically he panicked because he thought things were moving too fast but didn’t know how to tell me, but we both wanted the same things. So it worked out perfectly!! Thank you universe! And sorry for the long reply 🙂

  • Danielle says:

    How the heck did I miss this blog? Oh yeah, I was goofing off on vacation! It’s a great one! I love this and so believe what you are saying. I remember Han Solo snapping “Never tell me the odds” to C3PO at one point during a fight scene, why the heck would I want to know the odds when I choose to believe I can do something?
    There is something I’ve observed when I learn something new in a riding lesson which is similar; when my teacher first explains a new movement, it seems to flow beautifully right away the first time or two, then my detail brain kicks in and I try to figure out what I’m doing and how to do it and what do I do with this hand and that foot…yeesh, the whole thing falls apart for a bit. So much nicer to just accept what my teacher says and assume Gospel and I will pull it off perfectly!
    Laughter and Happiness, Danielle

  • Stacey says:

    Thank you, Jeannette, for such a perspective -shifting post!

  • Meg says:

    Wow! I just read this. Yesterday and today I told two friends I didn’t know what I was going to do professionally. And I felt okay about it – like I let myself off the hook from it being a certain way. It brought a feeling of relief.
    Thanks for reinforcing that it’s okay to not know.

  • Shan says:

    I get what you are saying, Jeannette, I really do. but are you saying that sales funnels etc are important after all??! I’ve been having fun with playing with the possibility that they are not——?

  • Elle says:

    I was thinking about this very topic this morning! The not knowing, that is, not the presidential candidate question.
    There is something to the not knowing that does indeed work in one’s favor and thank you for explaining it here! It actually helps the Universe work, rather than all the resistance one may have. So, my question has been answered yet again! Ah, the beauty of it! So, when I say I just do not know how it will all pan out, then good, right?

  • Karen says:

    Funny, I was just thinking the same thing yesterday and today about the political climate. Really, we just don’t know; we only think in certain scenarios. There’s lots of room for surprises.

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