“The quality of our life is determined by the amount of uncertainty we can live with” Tony Robbins
The seasons are changing. The falling leaves are taking the place of the flowers – in their own special way. I call it fall, others call it autumn. The air is filled with the scent of a cooler morning and burning leaves on a Sunday afternoon. When seasons change, we don’t question it, we enjoy it – some seasons more than others. We accept it. It is divine order. It is the universe, the way we have always known it. “A change in the seasons,” as we say.
What if we could apply this concept to our journey on the road of life and personal success? We may not have the certainty that comes with a change in the seasons – but we never know what date the first day of spring, fall, winter, summer will be. Somehow, we act in spite of uncertainty in the four seasons. We can do the same in every area of our life. Replace resistance with acceptance. The passion in life comes from uncertainty – and having faith and trust in the process! These are 3 tips to manage transitions – and embrace uncertainty as a necessary part of success and growth:
- Be in the NOW! We must release the past, let it go. It has served us, taught us well. Ask ‘what would I do different next time?’ Worrying about the future is also a dead end. We cannot control the future, only the present moment. It is all we have. Embrace the now.
- Change is tough at first, messy in the middle and glorious at the end. I cannot think of any major change, growth, success in my life that didn’t come with facing obstacles. Obstacles can be self-imposed. Challenge develops the skills of resiliency, determination – and personal confidence comes from making a comeback from what was thought to be a dead end.
- When emotions run high, intelligence runs low. Emotions and tension run high in the any business that involves working with others, in any capacity. When things do not go as planned, we lose a sale, the customer is a ‘no show’ for that big appointment, the presentation is a disaster-we lose business or something we are working on: instead of asking ‘why me,’ ask ‘what will I do the same, what will I do different next time?’