Who knows what’s going to happen today, tomorrow, next week, next year?We often find ourselves clinging to the illusion of control, only to be reminded that life has its own plans. The truth is, we can make plans, set goals, and work tirelessly towards them, but there are countless factors beyond our control that shape our path.
However, let’s just pause and reflect on the hidden wonders that ‘uncertainty’ can bring. It reminds us of a scene from Modern Family, when Jay finds himself in a conversation with Phil about the unexpected twists and turns of life.
Jay: Who the hell knows what’s going to happen? …I want to play pro football, some guy takes my knee out. I worked my ass off to send my daughter to college and some juggler knocks her up.
Phil: Again sir, I’m very sorry about that.
Jay: Look, all I’m saying is, things are always going to change and you have to deal with it. But the good news is, five years from now while you’re playing with your grandkids, you won’t even remember today.
Embracing uncertainty means recognising that not all chapters of our lives will have clear titles or predetermined outcomes. In fact, it is often in the midst of uncertainty and unexpected change, that we find the most profound moments of resilience, authenticity, and wonder. Let’s explore how these themes come to life a little further:
Embracing uncertainty builds resilience within us. It teaches us to accept and then face challenges (not problems) head-on, to overcome obstacles, to let go, and to keep moving forward. By embracing the unknown, we develop the ability to bounce back from setbacks and find new paths when old ones close. It’s not what happens to us that matters. It’s how we respond!
Uncertainty strips away the mask that we wear and invites us to be authentic. In moments of unpredictability, we are forced to reflect on who we really are — the kind of human we want to be, our values, and our dreams. By embracing uncertainty, we allow ourselves to let go of the expectations of society and others to truly live an authentic life.
Some of life’s most extraordinary moments arise from unexpected situations. When we embrace uncertainty, we create space for wonder and serendipity to unfold. Opportunities, connections, and experiences that we could never have imagined come into our lives, that can end up having a profound impact.
Some of the most extraordinary chapters in our lives will only be understood in retrospect. So whilst embracing uncertainty amidst change can be a challenging and vulnerable process, know there’s plenty on offer, just on the other side it.
Remember, you can only join the dots looking back.
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