They say that there are only two guarantees in life; death and taxes. This is true. The truth is we never really know what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next year, however so many of us, myself included, look for certainties in our lives.
As John Allen Paulos said; “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
At the moment in my life, there is an amount of uncertainty in regards to the direction I want to go in my career. At times I feel anxious about it, however I would like to invite the possibility of being happy and excited about the uncertainty, instead of being fearful of the unknown. Fear can be limiting and blinding, where as excitement opens our eyes to the possibilities around us.
I have been involved in a career in sales, which I have been successful at. However, it no longer fulfils me at an emotional, spiritual or personal level. I feel that my time is complete in regards to this career, as it is not making a statement of who I am. I no longer feel it in my heart to pursue this career and I want to move in a direction, which is true to my values, interests, personality and skills.
I want to become clear on what I truly want and still be happy while I am on the journey of getting there.
Many of us experience fear when we don’t know what is going to happen next. I can see that this is the ego part within me that wants to know, however the soul part of me doesn’t really care. When we choose to be fully present in the here and now, we don’t need to know what is going to happen. We trust that the moment where we are now is perfect for what it is.
In my life now, I would like to invite the possibility of becoming clear on what I would like to create from a career perspective while at the same time being happy and peaceful about the uncertainty.
Here are a few thoughts I have come up with in how we can choose to be happy about uncertainty:
* Choose to be in the present moment
* Accept where we are right now
* Believe that it is okay not to know
* Say that I choose to love and accept myself exactly as I am and where I am
* Have faith that from the unknown comes the knowing
* Focus on what we can control in our lives
* Know that everything is constantly changing
* Say I choose to let go and allow the way to be shown to me
As always I would love to hear any feedback or comments you may have.