Abundant UncertaintyFeb 08, 2021
How often do you answer the questions, "What do you think's going to happen next?" or "What should we do next?" with "I have no idea. Isn't that great?!"
If you're like me, probably not very often.
Human beings are fascinating. We love to push ourselves beyond the edges of our understanding and abilities, and we crave certainty and confidence. We want to better ourselves and our situation, and we like to know where we stand and what's expected.
How do you reconcile this gap?
Years ago, I began embracing an idea I call "abundant uncertainty."
Like most, I've been programmed to believe that the unknown and unexpected are to be avoided and feared. Yet, I also know that possibility and potential are always found outside of my comfort zone and certitude.
That uncertainty can bring either, more often both, obstacles and opportunity, helps me lean into the discomfort with a bit less hesitation, doubt, and apprehension and a bit more curiosity, consideration, and courage.
And when I strategically lean into unpredictable situations or endeavors with integrity and intention and do that with and for others, the results are rarely catastrophic. In fact, even when I entirely fail, I learn important lessons while cultivating the virtues of patience, humility, and resilience.
How might embracing abundant uncertainty help you fly higher in the difference only you can make today?
Scott Perry, Difference-Maker Coach at Creative on Purpose.
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