I have to remind myself of this now and then. It’s so easy to get in a groove, to think I know what works. Then there’s this thing that chirps in my head, drawing its voice from uncountable memories,
Movement is vital for health and renewal and life. Physical, psychological, and social movement is your inhale. The pause, the moments spent in the new-found knowledge is the exhale. And then you have to take another breath. You have to move.
And you can’t move, if you are certain you know the answer. If you are certain, you stay put. You do not explore. You are a stagnant pool of certainty that eventually turns into a swamp of once useful knowledge. It is only when we humble ourselves to uncertainty that we ever truly learn and evolve and deepen as human beings.
It is scary. It is difficult. But if you want to live with passion and vitality, you must develop a relationship with and become comfortable in uncertainty.
“The unfortunate underestimate the power of uncertainty and overestimate the security of being right.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
[from original hot! quote on 6/27/12: “uncertainty + ego”]