No matter how blessed your life may be, you will never be free from uncertainty. To live is to be uncertain. Even with the best-laid plans, you can not know what is coming next. If that is the case, you have two choices – you can fret and worry about the uncertain or embrace it. If you want to be the type of person that embraces uncertainty, then follow the tips below.
- Acknowledge Your Uncertainty
Acknowledging uncertainty is the first step towards embracing it. It would help if you realized that life is full of suspense and nothing you can do about it. Once you have accepted that universal truth, you can focus on embracing uncertainty.
- Reframe Uncertainty as Excitement
Yes, it can be scary when you do not know what is going to happen next. But guess what? Not knowing what is next can be exciting too! Your future is full of opportunity. What new adventures and discoveries await you? Embrace the excitement of the unknown.
- Remember, You Can Handle It!
Never forget that you are a healthy, capable person who can handle anything that comes your way. Life is full of trials and tribulations. Who better to conquer them than you? Focus on building your self-confidence, and you will notice the fear of uncertainty begin to slip away.
- Embrace Imperfection
You can try your very best, but not everything is going to work out precisely the way you want. That is OK! By letting go of perfection, you free yourself from worrying about everything going exactly right. It is great when things work out, but sometimes life’s most rewarding experiences happen when they do not.
- Prepare for Different Outcomes
One way to deal with uncertainty is to be as prepared as possible for it. An easy way to do that is to prepare for different outcomes. You can not possibly plan the outcome for every situation, but that is OK. If you focus on the most likely results, you will feel much surer of yourself.
- Focus on the Things You Can Control
Listen, a large part of our lives is simply out of our control. That can be an overwhelming feeling for some people. If you are feeling this way, try and focus on the things you can control. It will help you feel more in control. You can not change the things out of your control, so why waste energy trying?
- Live in the Present
Sometimes we struggle living in the present. We should not be taking life for granted, but we often fret about the future or obsess over the past. When we live in the moment, we get to enjoy our experiences truly. As a bonus, focusing on the present is a great way to stop worrying about the future’s uncertainty.
- Remember Everything You Have
While you are worrying about the future’s uncertainty, do not forget to reflect on the past. All your past experiences were once an uncertainty after all. Take stock of all the great things you have in your life. Appreciate where you have come. You will worry less about the future when you recognize just how far you have come.
- Welcome Failure
One of the biggest reasons we fear uncertainty is because we are scared of failing in some way. The thing is, failure is nothing to be feared! Failure is nothing more than a lesson learned. The task may be painful, but it is almost always impactful. If you look at the loss as a regular part of your journey, you will feel much more comfortable with uncertainty.
That’s it for now. Over the weekend, I will post quotes. Take care until next time. Stay safe, and keep the faith.