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Thriving in uncertainty

If you can accept uncertainty, you’ll be open to many more opportunities.

If you’re afraid of uncertainty, you’ll skip starting a business, for example. You can’t really know for sure how things will turn out, and so if you have this need to control the outcome, you’ll avoid great opportunities.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Planning Your Future Is Pointless. The How And Why Of Embracing Uncertainty

The best things in life will most likely be hard, and if you spend your life avoiding discomfort, you’ll miss out.

One of the most important skills you can develop is being okay with a degree of discomfort. If you get good at this, you can do anything.

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You have to be able to make people believe in you enough to hire you or buy your products/service, which means you have to figure out why you’re worthy of someone believing in you.

And you have to learn to communicate that to people so they’ll want to buy or hire you.

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You can learn to be trustworthy by showing up on time, doing your best every time, being honest, admitting mistakes and finding solutions for fixing them, meeting deadlines, and being a good person overall.

You’ll build a reputation this way and people will recommend you to others, which is the best way to get a job or investor.

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Fear controls us and most of us don't realize it. Changing mental habits is difficult because we are not always aware of what’s going on in our heads.

Learn about how your mind works, and you’ll be much better at all of this.

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You can’t figure out the future

Life doesn’t really go according to plan; yes, some people will do exactly what they set out to do, but you never know if you’re one of those.

So if you can’t control the future, focus on what you can do right now that will help you no matter how the future looks like: learn skills, go on adventures, make friends. These things will help in any future.

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Today's uncertainties

The technology and the Internet are making the world evolve at a dizzying rate. The time to live quietly, without changes and having everything under control at all times, is over.

You can live peacefully, but in order to accomplish it, you have to learn to accept and embrace all the uncertainty that surrounds you.

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Manage uncertainty
  • Focus on the things you can control (and ignore those that you can’t)
  • Shift from External to Internal Locus of Control. It means you perceive yourself to have more control than the environment over your life.
  • Live your life as you would normally, independent of the uncertainty. 
  • Bring certainty to the important things (and let the other things go). 

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The Fear Of The Unknown

One of humanity’s greatest psychological weaknesses is the fear of the unknown. The ongoing pandemic has perfectly illustrated what people do and how they react when faced with the abyss of uncertainty.

People tend to hold on tightly to their beliefs and assumptions to take the edge off, and somehow insulate themselves from the fear of the unknown, and that is when things take a risky turn.

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