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Dealing with Uncertainty

There’s a lot of uncertainty that surrounds us daily. If we’re going to get really into it, none of us are even sure we’ll make it to tomorrow. The same goes for our loved ones. But there’s no need to think like that unless it’s to help you become more present in the now and with your friends/family. Otherwise, it’s just going to drive you nuts.

Taking advantage of uncertainty

There will all be a point in our lives when we have to come to this conclusion. Would you rather twiddle your thumbs in the nervousness of what will come next? Or would you instead rather focus on the present moment and take things one step at a time?

What I’ve come to learn is, amidst uncertainty, we can use this time to solidify our vision for ourselves: our goals, what we want to get out of the future.

The following are things I’m going to practice during this time actively and intend to keep up for the future:

  • Focusing on controlling those things that are under my control.
  • Challenging my need for certainty.
  • Learning to better tolerate, even embrace, the inevitable uncertainty of life.
  • Reducing my anxiety and stress levels.

I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.

Shekhar Kapur

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. it is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.

Bernard Beckett


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