With 2013 coming up, I've been planning like a mofo... plus I'm really excited about my new planner. As I started mapping out the next couple of months, I realized how much I don't have planned... how much I really can't plan. Will this sponsor say yes? Should I really launch this program? What will I be doing in June?
Does this freak me out? Yup. Sure does. But I came across something the other day that was life-changing... and I'm not even trying to be dramatic. I read something that I'm going to repeat to myself in the coming months until every cell of my body gets it...
When you experience uncertainty, you are on the right path - so don't give up. You don't need to have a complete or rigid idea of what you'll be doing next week or next year, because if you have a very clear idea of what's going to happen and you get rigidly attached to it, then you shut out a whole range of possibilities.
Is your mind blown? Mine sure was. I've never thought of uncertainty this way. I've always operated under the assumption I had to have everything figured out. Who would have thought NOT having a plan could be the best option. It's okay - better even - to not know.
This does not mean we should forget about our goals. It's important to still have the intention of going in a certain direction. But between point A and point B, there are infinite possibilities. By accepting uncertainty and letting go of trying to control every detail, we open ourselves up to a whole range of exciting possibilities we may never have thought of... well this makes uncertainty sound pretty effing awesome, huh?
I was really comforted by this... et tu?
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