Ways to Embrace Uncertainty

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The only certain thing we know about life is that it’s uncertain. The constant ups and downs, the success and failures are all a part of the uncertainty of life.

Still, we get so uncomfortable with the thought of uncertainty. As human beings, we want to take control of the way we live.

We’re all somehow wired to want to control our environment.

Life today has become a cycle of hectic schedules, running around to make everything right.

And we’ve somehow learned to accept it and move forward. Because for us, this is, by some means, how we keep our life in control.

But we fear uncertainty because we lack the ability to seer through it.

Uncertainty scares us as we’re all comfortable with the stability in life. And even a slight change of pace challenges us to do better, which sometimes seems impossible.

But the matter of fact is that the only ones willing to embrace the uncertainty of life will get the greatest reward in life.

However, embracing uncertainty isn’t an easy thing to do. There are times when you’d fail miserably and want to give up.

There will also be times when you get exactly what you’re hoping for but you don’t know how to handle it.

It’s all a part of the lesson uncertainty of life teaches us. And one of the most important lessons we need to learn is how to embrace the uncertainty of our life.

Here are five ways you can embrace your uncertain life and learn to live with it.

Stay Positive.

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It can be hard for most people to keep a smile in their faces and deal with what’s in front of them.

Life can be hard for some people in ways others won’t understand.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t be positive.

Having a positive attitude towards things help you accept reality and embrace all the uncertainty life brings to us.

We never know how life will change. We’re unaware of our future no matter how much we like to think we are.

But there is nothing wrong with being positive and accepting the future headed our way.

A positive attitude will not just help you keep going but also inspires others to do so.


Accept Change.

Change is the only thing that’s constant in life. From birth until death, our life is constantly changing.

We experience things we never think we would. We’d go through situations we never think about in our wildest dreams.

But many-a-times change scares us. It compels us to take a step back and think. And when we’re finally ready, it’s too late.

But what we fail to realize is that when one door closes, another one opens.

Change surely can be scary. But once we learn to accept it, you’d be surprised by the possibilities that come with it.

Accepting that life is a roller coaster ride filled with constant change in path prepares you for your future.

It prepares you for accepting different possibilities in life. And also for the uncertainty in life.


You can’t control everything.

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It might be our life, but there are a lot of factors that make it what it is.

We come across a lot of people in our life that can alter it. And there are situations we never imagine we’d go through.

But we still survive, at least we learn to do it.

Yet, we’re all obsessed with trying to control what goes on with our life.

We completely overlook the little things and opt for complexities. And in the race of trying to control everything, we forget to embrace our life and the uncertainty of it.

The first rule of life is to know that you can’t control everything. So, instead of trying to make everything work, focus on things that you can actually control.

This way, you’ll be able to embrace the uncertainty that life holds. And also learn how to take life lightly.


Avoid Expectations.

Expectations are the root of all the sufferings. And as human beings, one thing we do very often to keep expectations.

Whether it is with ourselves or with other people, we expect things that many times turns into disappointment.

When we know that life is uncertain, why is it that we keep expecting things from others or ourselves?

There is actually nothing wrong with keeping your hopes high for certain things.

However, keeping expectations means you’re setting yourself up for disappointments.

How about avoiding expectations and replacing it with solid plans instead? And also believing that greater things will happen but only if you work hard for it.

This way you might not know what’s in store for you but you’ll have the courage to face it. And you’ll have the ability to embrace the uncertainty.


Take Action.

Many times, knowingly we back out of things because it seems impossible. Other times, we do so because fear makes us.

But, in order to embrace the uncertainty of life, we should always take action.

It doesn’t matter how big or small the things are, as long as we’re willing to work on it.

Taking action means you’re prioritizing what’s important to you, no matter the outcome.

It means that you’re embracing your present while gearing up for the future.

It makes you strong-willed as well as positive. It all depends on our actions on how things turn out.

And it is up to us to walk the path of uncertainty and come out victorious.

So, in order to embrace the uncertainty of life, it’s always important to focus on yourself and what you want with life.

And once you’re comfortable with the uncertainty of life, you’ve won big time.

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