It was the end of a long work day and I was talking with a colleague. She was frustrated, stressed, and looking to me for a solution to her situation.
“I wish I had all the answers for you, but I don’t.”
I wished there was something else I could say, something else I could do for her. I didn’t have any ‘fix-it’ words of wisdom.
I can’t change her situation. All I can do is walk alongside her on the journey.
I haven’t written much this year, and I apologise for my absence from the blogosphere. But I’ve come to realise that one of the things holding me back is wishing I had all the answers for you. I want to give you answers, I want to give you wisdom, to bless you. When you do me the honour of reading my words I want them to be worthy of your time and attention. I wish that I had the perfect advice on how to flourish. I don’t. The truth is that I’m a mess myself. I’m still on a long slow road to recovery from burn-out.
But I want to flourish. I desire that for myself, and for you. I’m guessing you want that too. Why else are you here?
I may not have all the answers, but I can be a fellow-traveller on the journey. Will you walk with me?
Maybe we’ll discover a few answers together along the way.
6 thoughts on “When having all the answers isn’t the answer”
Sharing the journey is more than enough! Besides, your answers may not be the right answers for me. But seeing how others keep going, adapt, find adventure–now that is a great lesson!
Great observation, thanks Patti.
I have just nominated you for the Most Inspiring Blogger Award. I really appreciate your work! http://learnmoreeveryday.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/its-an-honor-to-be-nominated/
Thank you Patti, you have no idea how much that encourages me. Blessings to you.