How to overcome the fear of uncertainty & make it work for youI have recently learned a very important lesson about uncertainty and this totally changed and transformed my thinking and mindset, many people equate uncertainty with fear, fear of the unknown and this fear stops them from taking action. And for a long time, I thought like this too, when I am uncertain about something, I procrastinate in making a decision and taking action. Uncertainty stems from fear and doubt, you know what you want to do, you have even written down your plans, and when you are ready to take the first step, you halt, you are besieged with thoughts of fear, this leads to uncertainty, and eventually, you abandon your plans and forget the dreams.
But I learned how to take advantage of uncertainty, uncertainty is not all bad, you can actually turn it around to work for you instead of against you. I will sum up the lesson in these quotes”“I don’t know what’s going to happen, then I can make anything happen”“When nothing is sure, everything is possible” Margaret Atwood
These are powerful statements which help you embrace uncertainty as a good thing, it means that you recognise the power you have, you can actually make anything happen from where you stand.
Some people are afraid of such power and responsibility, they think, what if I make the wrong thing happen? Well it’s not going to kill you, remember that you are not incapacitated, from where you are right now, you can make anything happen, it is totally in your hands. Even if you find yourself in a situation that is beyond your control, your response to the situation is totally in your control.
So don’t fear uncertainty, embrace it because if you don’t know what is going to happen, then you can make anything happen. I dare say that sometimes, when we know what is going to happen, this deters us from doing what we ought. It is like having a blank canvas in front of you, the possibilities to what you can do is endless. So the next time you feel uncertain, remember that right there where you are, you can make anything happen.