Examine the various aspects of your life and our world: believe it or not you are constantly driven and motivated by uncertainty.
If you enjoy sports, do you prefer to know the score before you watch or no? If you like literature, do you prefer to know the plot before you read the book? My guess is no. Suspense is what makes things intriguing.
Life itself is made that much more precious because there is nothing certain about when it begins or when it will end.
Yet, we shy away from uncertainty; we are constantly looking to add more stability to our lives.
When you’re young, anything is possible and you can go anywhere. As you go through life, possibilities end and doors close–it’s a natural process. With time we make commitments and decisions–and life becomes more certain.
The tragedy is not that doors close, but that we often forget to look for new ones to open. We grow comfortable with the status quo and stop pushing ourselves to try new things.
It is easy to be complacent, to avoid failure and to stick with what you know, but thats when you stop learning and growing. Sure, with uncertainty comes pain and disappointment, but these must exist so that we might experience joy and triumph to the extent that we do.
Be comfortable with the unknown; it’s much more exciting.