Overcoming Uncertainty

We have all suffered from the feeling of uncertainty at one time in our lives.

The brain doesn’t like uncertainty. Anything uncertain is potentially a threat, and the thought of threat triggers our fight and flight response.

One of the most de-motivating things for people is uncertainty, and we avoid it at all costs. In fact, we will do nothing if we are uncertain.

This fear is unfortunate because it is irrational, yet easy to succumb to.

Many people are afraid of change because they feel that they will fail, waste time, and accomplish nothing.

In this day and age change is inevitable.

So how can we overcome this feeling of uncertainty?

Here are a few things that have helped me.

  • Fully embrace the fact that you cannot fail.
  • Learn to believe in yourself.
  • If it doesn’t work out, try again this time with more wisdom and experience.
  • Avoid comparing yourself to others.
  • Focus on the best you can be.

Uncertainty can keep us up at night, obsessing over ways to protect ourselves from anything that we think that might go wrong.

It can also motivate us to practice acceptance, to live in the moment, and embrace the adventure of living.

The choice is ours to make.

What comes tomorrow might not be easy – or it might fulfill us in a way we hadn’t thought possible.

What is certain is that it will come and when it gets here, we will respond to it, learn from it and move into another tomorrow full of endless possibilities.

In life change is inevitable, so don’t let uncertainty hold you back.

We can guide our to-morrow, but we can’t control the exact outcome.

Instead of expecting the future to give us something specific, focus on what we can do to create what we want to experience.

Sometimes we overlook the little things we can do to make life easier while obsessing about the big things we can’t do.

Let some maybe into your life, it is an invitation to live life differently.

Sometimes this little word can become a new way of making new choices.  Maybe, shows us that uncertainty is filled with hope and dreams that are yet to come.

When I was asked by my grandson to write some blogs, I was filled with uncertainty. I had never done anything like that before.

Then I started to think: maybe I could give it a go. That little word opened up a new world for me and I enjoy sharing with others.

My ‘maybe’ worked for me.

– Nancy

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