Does uncertainty make you worry? Do you allow your thoughts to sit there and fester? Do you allow them to accumulate and to manifest? I’ve got four helpful tips so you’ll know how to handle uncertainty and feel much more at ease. Sound good? Let’s go.
Uncertainty. Now, it can arise when you’re waiting on an outcome that’s out of your control. For example, you may feel uncertain because you’re waiting for the outcome of a recent job interview that you went for or a future event, or whether your Friday night date is going to stand you up. On the other side, you can also feel uncertain about things that are in your control. Uncertainty can also be a direct reflection on you and your inner world. On a personal note, you might be uncertain about how you feel about something, or who you are as a person, or what you want in life, or what are your passions. It relates to your thoughts and your feelings. So, in this video, I want to give you four tips on how you can deal with these thoughts and feelings.
The first relates to what’s in your control as in your feelings, your thoughts, your decisions, whatever the root of the uncertainties, I recommend doing a good, solid brain dump. Grab the pad, grab the pen, and just write, whatever way you want to do it. You can create a pro and con list. You can just write out the three pages. You can just keep on writing. The point is you want to create the certainty around the uncertainty, the confusion in what you’re thinking, so you can actually make a clear decision and put yourself more at ease.
I also recommend self-reflection session. I do these all the time. They’re very, very good. They’re going to help you unpack your thoughts and your feelings, so you can produce the answers and actions that you need to create that certainty that you’re after. If it’s uncertainty around where your passions lie, what you want out of life, how you can perform at a higher level, I’ll put in the description below, I’ll link you to my ultimate self-reflection guide. That’s an amazing free resource to help you unpack your thoughts and produce at high levels.
The next three tips that follow this are going to be how to handle and accept uncertainty from external sources, and just in general, how do you accept uncertainty? So, let’s roll into tip number two. Reduce worry and stress. So, how do we do this? Well, you want to practice positive self-talk and train yourself to manage negative self-talk, or any other associated limiting thought patterns. Are you debilitated by over-worrying or you’re freaking out about things that may happen or could happen, or you’re anxious because you’re sitting there waiting about an outcome that is actually out of your control? I’ve been there. I’ve been in that dungeon. I’ve been in that dark place for many years, and I had to work my butt off to get out of there.
I had to train my brain, essentially rewire it, so I can think in a more productive and positive way, a more empowering way, or in a more controlled manner. Now, I run the ship now. I can say that, and this has helped tremendously to clear up any issues around uncertainty.
Number three is to care less about other people’s opinions. People get so caught up in what other people think, if they like something, or if they like you. Guys, there’s no point in losing sleep with this kind of uncertainty. Instead, what you should be doing is focusing on enhancing your self-esteem, and practice and work on a growth mindset, and being more confident in your abilities and your potential.
Take the time to get clear on you, and just triple down on expanding your true authentic self, and bettering yourself every day, every single day. Do this and you’re progressively going to care less about what other people think, and you just going to find it easy to accept situations and just let them play out.
Number four is just to go with the flow and bring joy. Bring happiness. Bring the laughter to life. You don’t have to have control over everything. Sometimes it’s best to just go with the flow. So, take the work situation. You can’t control the outcome of this. You did your best. You went for the interview. Now, just wait for the outcome, and then when you get the result back, well, you can either celebrate or alternatively, okay, you didn’t get the jobs, so, let’s relish the opportunity to assess what can we do better and learn from it. But, either way, you should be going in and viewing it as a win-win regardless.