Navigating Uncertainty With Ease: Tips From The ExpertsBy Francis Tunwase March 29, 2023
Uncertainty is a part of life that can be challenging for anyone. Starting a new job, building a budding relationship, or moving to a new city are a few of the many experiences that bring us face-to-face with uncertainty.
But what if uncertainty wasn’t something to be feared but rather a source of opportunity?
In their recent Mindbodygreen podcast episode, Nathan Furr, Ph.D., and Susannah Harmon Furr shared some tips on embracing uncertainty and finding possibilities in the unknown.
Their first tip is to reframe your uncertainty into an opportunity. In other words, every achievement you’re proud of was once uncertain. Instead of having fear of what you don’t know, approach it with a positive mindset.
By reframing your uncertainty into an exciting opportunity, you can see the possibilities ahead.
Their second tip is to acknowledge your self-doubt. As you attempt to turn uncertainties into opportunities, you may experience self-doubt. This is normal, as our brains are wired to anticipate potential failure. But instead of trying to squash your fearful thoughts or beat yourself up with doubtful feelings, acknowledge them.
Recognize that self-doubt happens to everyone and that it doesn’t define you.
Finally, they advise embracing the unknown. Although uncertainty is present in everyday life, it shouldn’t be feared. You can learn about future possibilities by accepting the unknown. Remember that taking risks is frequently the most challenging part, but it’s also where the best chances are.
It’s sometimes a good thing to be uncertain. You can develop confidence in the face of uncertainty by expressing your doubts, turning your uncertainties into possibilities, and accepting the unknown. So, go out there and embrace uncertainty! You never know what exciting opportunities may be waiting for you.
Remember that taking risks and pursuing the unknown can be the key to finding new possibilities and achieving your goals.