The Fear of Uncertainty

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There’s always a lesson to be learnt from your failures and mistakes. It’s a chance to adjust, fix up and grow. Never overlook your life lessons, even the smallest ones.

Uncertainty – The killer or dreams and aspirations. It can be one thing to be apprehensive of an opportunity that’s just presented itself and you’re already in the midst of figuring it out, but then to have everyone else’s opinions and ideas, it makes it ten times harder. The pressure mounts, and rather than thinking clearly with your head, you’re left with anxious thoughts… “Is this actually for me?” “Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this” “You’re not ready for this yet”.

It’s understandable to hear out your options and people’s take on this new prospect. However, never solely act on their advice alone. Never allow someone else’s opinions, or your own in that right, jeopardise something you may have been waiting for. Find perspective.

Sometimes, when we have an opportunity arise, we all too often jump on to whatever lead we can to secure the hope of having that said X. We habitually, in the midst of negotiating and discussing ideas etc., we forget to ask important questions on what this opportunity will hold for us because we’re mesmerized by the idea of getting the wheels of our lives into motion.

Some doors, (opportunities), are not always as they seem. However, most often than not, they are necessary for our personal development and growth. They provide hidden lessons and teach up how to deal with certain situations. Essentially, they help us get our foot on the ladder to whatever place we want to go. Opportunities provide us the practice to our theory.

That being said, some offers have more cons then they do pros. These types of roles have an air of angst surrounding them. We can often overthink a certain situation and be put off because of our comfortability. We know our surroundings and there are no new changes, no extra stress or aggravation. We like to stay in the safe zone and not challenge ourselves, thus jeopardising our real chance of potential happiness and fulfilment.

A word of advice, always be open to new prospects and offers, as you’ll always have a strong twinge of regret when the train leaves without you. We all have doubts and uncertainties, but nothing that was worth doing was ever accomplished from the safe comfort zone.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” –  Nelson Mandela





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