Today is a big day in the U.S. and the world. Everyone is watching. Anything can happen, and it will. We all feel out of control at times. We all want to have a perfect ending.
“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
There have been so many times in my life that I’ve felt uncertain, especially now. Building a business, being the best partner to my wife, raising kids, and trying to eat healthier than ever before. I don’t really know what’s going to happen with all of that. I can tell you though, I have a vision, the desire, and I know the only perfect ending is actually not knowing what may happen.
Detach from The Outcome
What if we just allowed people in our circle to be who they are? Most of us have a really good idea of how things should be. We solve problems all day but what if today we didn’t impose our solutions onto others? Would it make for a better day?
Factor in Uncertainty
I’ve found, especially through my travels, and business decisions, if I factor in uncertainty out of all the chaos, things usually work out much better. Whenever I force anything too much, it simply never ends well. When I accept the uncertainty, solutions usually appear out of any problems. My goal is to always try to feel more security as things become more uncertain.
Anything Is Possible
We see it almost every day. Some things that seem impossible to accomplish get done. A buyer or seller connection lost, an inspection or appraisal disaster, or a financing fiasco. How about a routine transaction we thought would never close? At times like these, the challenge is believing there are so many possibilities to reach our desired outcome.
Win or lose, the only things we can control are our own actions. No matter how we are feeling right now, it’s our duty to keep going, keep practicing, and keep contributing. Take each moment and make the best of it. Wouldn’t it be a bit boring if we took uncertainty off the table? I think so.