Uncertainty

The Lesson:

We live in a universe that is characterized by uncertainty. We have been conditioned to respond to much of the uncertainty in our lives with great fear. That fear deactivates intelligence and just plain feels crappy. But we haven’t been conditioned to interpret ALL of the uncertainty in our lives that way. We still thoroughly enjoy and even celebrate the uncertainty in many events and circumstances. So, we know that that’s an option for us.

 

The Practice:

Make a list of all the things you routinely worry about – the uncertain events. Big and little.

Then visualize yourself responding to them with curiosity or confidence or even enthusiasm. Visualize yourself responding to the uncertainty with mastery.

When you do imagery like this, you are burning new neural pathways that will have it be easier to respond that way in the future.

Additionally, after events have passed in which you aren’t particularly proud of the way you reacted to the uncertainty, you can do “Mental Do-Overs.” Visualize yourself rewinding and doing the whole thing over, but masterfully this time. Your brain will store those imagined experiences in much the same way as if it actually happened.

This is why professional athletes do so damn much imagery. It massively accelerates growth rate.

 

Mantras:

My soul and I reside and abide in the realm of uncertainty and surrender to it.

I always go ALL IN for what I want and I always love precisely what I get.

I can’t wait to see what comes of this, and I can’t wait to see what magic I can create from it.

The Universe is unfolding with flawless choreography, and I don’t need to know what’s next.

Many years ago I took a trip to Cabo that turned into an unexpected journey of rapid, deep personal transformation.

This post is one of sixteen excerpts of a piece of writing that I did, that was inspired by this magical experience.

Each “chapter” contains a lesson that can be categorized as a lesson in Mental Toughness, personal development, or spiritual growth.

These chapters have been organized into three segments: the Lesson theory, a Practice, and relevant Mantras to help you in your own journey.

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