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Living With Uncertainty

We can’t predict the future, try as we might.  We can certainly prepare for it, but there is no guarantee that things will work out exactly as planned.

For some, the path ahead is dark and scary; they hesitate to start and fear what could happen.  For others, it is a continually unfolding adventure; they are eager to see what happens next.

In either case, the element of uncertainty exists.  We can fear it, or embrace it.

Keep in mind that anything is possible.  Any outcome can materialize.  And know that there will be an outcome in one form or another.  That’s for sure.  It may be what you expected all along, or it may be something different altogether.  You. Just. Never. Know.  That’s the blessing (or curse, depending on your attitude) of mystery.

If the outcome doesn’t work out as intended, then learn from it.  Look for the lesson because there is one lurking in the mess.   Tell yourself, “Well, that didn’t work out.  Let’s try another way.”  Don’t judge it as “good” or “bad.”  Ask how you can turn it around to your advantage.

If the outcome works out as expected, or even better than expected, offer your gratitude, and stay humble as you prepare for the next phase of your journey.

Living with uncertainty can evoke many emotions, but it is not meant to discourage us.  It will push us to the edge of our comfort zone, and the only way we are going to find out what happens is to take action.

Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.

We all have our dreams.

We all have our realities.

But for the most part, those dreams remain dreams…until we act toward them.

So, why is it so hard for some people to act?

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins will tell you it’s because of fear and certainty. Fear, whether it’s the fear of failure or the fear of being ridiculed, is paralyzing. Certainty that a goal is unattainable or impossible is another factor that keeps people from taking action.

It all comes down to YOU.

You can have the best intentions in the world. But if you don’t back up those intentions with action — inspired action — then you are reinforcing a belief that your goals are not possible.

Let’s say you want to run in a marathon. Announcing that you will run in one is a start, but if you don’t train for it on a daily basis, you’ll never qualify to enter. So, what can you do? You take action by researching and finding a training program, following it, talking and training with those who have run marathons, and visualizing yourself crossing the finish line. Each time you train, you are reinforcing the belief that you can run in one.

What does it take to act?

1.  Believe in your potential. We are designed with unlimited potential. The amount of action you take depends upon the amount of potential into which you tap, and it determines the results you get. The results you get reinforce the beliefs you have. Believing that you have limited potential is going to bring limited results. Likewise, believing that you can tap into an unlimited reservoir of potential is going to bring bigger results. If you don’t believe you can reach a certain goal, then you won’t tap into your full potential; this affects the amount of action you will take. Ask yourself what beliefs you have about your own potential.

2.  Condition your mind muscles. You want to create an environment inside your head that is conducive to achieving peak performance. This starts with your self-talk. Whenever you say something to yourself, your mind tries to build a case for it. Our words have the power to condition the mind to succeed or to fail.

3.  Visualize the desired outcome as if you’ve already achieved it. Successful people will tell you that a big part of their success comes from visualizing the outcome. The more they visualize, the more energy they give toward its manifestation. Creating a vision board and displaying it in a prominent place is one way to keep your mind focused on achieving your dreams and goals.

4.  Surround yourself with successful, positive people. Learn from and mimic the action steps they’ve taken. Being around their energy naturally elevates our own, inspiring us to move forward. They become our guides and mentors.

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Turning your dreams into reality starts with you.

Now is the time to act.

Not next week.

Not next year.

Not when the kids leave for college.

Not when you retire.

NOW.

What are you waiting for?