Do you remember the last time you answered a question with that phrase?
It’s rare for overachievers to admit that we don’t have a solution. We crave certainty.
The idea that we’re no more than a search/book/podcast/webinar/etc. away from addressing a challenge feels comfortable and safe.
But as you’ve likely recognized at some point in your life… certainty is a myth.
No matter how many courses you take, checklists you create, or spreadsheets you update, it’s impossible to predict, much less control the future.
A flat tire will keep you from making that big meeting, a loved one will get sick or (heaven forbid) you’ll run smack dab into a global pandemic.
Instead of fighting ambiguity, let go of the need to have all the answers.
You don’t have to feel comfortable in the mystery. Try leaning into it anyway.
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