Life is a journey, and during that journey there will be good times, bad times and uncertain times
I have found that typically people deal well with the good times, which is not unexpected.
Perhaps less expected is how well people deal with the bad times, perhaps because they are in the situation and forced to work through it!
It is the uncertain times that seems to cause the most problem!
We tend to spend energy and mind space worrying!
We imagine the worst .. and then something worse than that!
Yet typically what happens is that the situation arrives and (a) it is no big deal; (b) it is not nearly as bad as we thought; or (c) its not great but we deal with it!
“If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.”
The lesson I try to take from this is to focus on the things that I can control.
What are the actions that I can take to improve my situation?
What are the actions I can take that might mitigate any risks?
Where else can I focus my attention which will have positive benefits?
I know that throughout my life I have faced tough situations, so why will this be any different.
I also know that until I know what I am dealing with I can't waste too much effort on it.
Try not to give uncertainty too much space in your thinking ... focus on the known and deal with that!
“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”
Kevin Dee is the founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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I write these articles with the intent of sharing MY experience and knowledge gained during MY life journey. From the 16 year old joining the Royal Navy, through many incarnations, to the grey haired guy who built a business. If you find a nugget here, then I am happy. If the message offends you then I apologise, that was never my intent. I know and recognize there are many people and groups who have a far bigger challenge than I have had and I only wish you well.