Finding certainty is one way to spend your energy. In an ever-changing world, it seems that certainty may be hard to come by. Yet, there still may be some things that you can be certain about. Change is one of them.
Many people set out to be certain. Low-risk is attractive but with little risk often not much is gained.
Confidence may be considered an aspect of certainty. Removing doubt and installing belief all seem to have linkages to being certain.
It is difficult to maintain the power of confidence while facing extreme criticism or ridicule. When there is a constant stream of new information, the difference between truth and lies, facts and opinions, and those who seek to see, in order to believe, all become blurred.
What is stopping you right now? Is it a lack of information or a lack of certainty?
It may be easier to find than you think.
A three-dimensional image is different from a two-dimension image. How things first appear are sometimes different after closer examination. The autostereogram is a perfect example.
Complexities surround human nature. The psychology of the work that we do is often hard to understand.
Driven by perceptions, expectations, and life experiences decisions are made and outcomes are realized.
What may be certain about every endeavor is that there will be an outcome.
In an uncertain world, doing something that produces a new outcome may be better than doing nothing at all.
If you live in South Carolina and you want to get to California by car, driving somewhere in a westward direction will put you closer. It may be driving to Nebraska or Texas, but one thing is certain, both of those are closer to California than South Carolina.
Certainty often exists in what you see and what you believe.
Sometimes the trick is having more confidence than doubt.
Often, that is where you find certainty.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.