Amy Rees Anderson

Delicious Ambiguity

Certainty…it’s something we all long for because we want that feeling of security, but the fact is that none of us can ever really get it because life is, and always will be, full of uncertainty. That’s why the key to being at ease in life is to learn to embrace uncertainty.

So how do you learn to embrace uncertainty?  For me the answer was to recognize and accept the fact that there is no other option to embrace besides uncertainty…because uncertainty is all there really is.  I’ve learned that we can only do our very best to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves and then we just have to know that there will be plenty of uncertainties along the way that we will have to deal with when they come. I have also come to recognize that most uncertainties that happen end up being for our best good ultimately…whether they teach us something we needed to know, or they humble us, or they prepare us for something in the future, or they lead us in a direction we never would have contemplated before…in the end they are a blessing to us in one way or another.

And it’s important to remember the words of John F. Kennedy when he said “Nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished with a guarantee of success.”

Just because the future holds uncertainty in it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still pursue your dreams and set goals. Just the opposite is true. Have the dreams, set the goal, and work your tail off to make them become a reality. Embrace the uncertainty. Make the best of it. And be at peace knowing that uncertainty will help take you exactly where you were meant to go.

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.”  – Gilda Radner

Have a beautiful day!


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