Dealing with uncertainty to overcome the struggles that come with it

Dealing with uncertainty to overcome the struggles that come with it

I’ve recently started a podcast to accompany the Inspiring Human Potential blog and interestingly enough, some of the topics that resonated the most on the blog, also resonated as topics on the podcast.  Uncertainty was one of those topics.  Since uncertainty plays such an important part of our life I thought we’d talk a bit about it and overcoming the challenges that come with it.

The struggle that comes with uncertainty is just that, not being sure of something.  When we don’t have certainty on something that happens in our life or why someone behaves a certain way it doesn’t sit very well with us.  People tend to want answers to their questions and no answer makes it hard to calm one’s self and regain focus on the beauties that accompany life.

Another area that we deal with is the uncertainty of life, not knowing what will come next or where our job will take us or even if we’ll have a job next year.  All of these uncertainties create some stress within and it is in those moments that you must make a choice.  You must choose whether you want fear to be in charge or love and peace of mind with what life brings your way.

Choosing love over fear isn’t easy because uncertainty, if anything, brings about just that.  It is a natural reaction to fear uncertainty since it involves the unknown; but if you stop every time uncertainty presents itself, and make a conscious choice to look to the things you are certain of, then things start to feel and look differently.

I say choose love over fear because love is everything that fear is not.  Love is compassion and understanding; it’s embracing change and the uncertain events that come your way; love is choosing to believe in someone even though nobody else does.  When you look at things from a place of heart the world becomes much more easy going and even though challenges may come your way, you will face them with a level of lightness because the burden of concern won’t be right behind you.

Uncertainty is nothing more than an unknown; this means it can become anything you want it to be and when all you see is love, even the unknown becomes beautiful to have around.  So when you find yourself stressed or worried because of an uncertain situation look to love and your heart for your answers.  When you’re dealing with a person who isn’t giving you the closure you’d like, send them love and peace.  Hopefully, these individuals will find their way and maybe one day, come back to explain themselves to you or at the very least acknowledge that which they brought to you by not giving you closure at the time you wanted it.

Hopefully, these tips will help you along your journey in life and make things a lot easier to deal with now that you see uncertainty through the heart.  Always remember that no matter how tough things may seem, you will get to a next step and then another, and still another.  You will be paving the way to a life you want, one that includes inner harmony and completion.

I’d love to hear about your handling of uncertainty and what that meant to you when you finally got the love going instead of the fear.


Inner Growth Word of The Day 221 – Lethargic

August 9

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Lethargic


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. of, relating to, or characterized by laziness or lack of energy.  2. indifferent, apathetic.


Lethargic in a sentence: Frequent states of lethargic feelings holds a deeper message worth exploring.


Lethargic in action: When you lack energy or feel indifferent to the extent where you’re not engaged at all, that is lethargic.


Lethargic and inner growth: Moments where you’re lethargic are worth looking into because you will find that there’s something in that moment or situation that isn’t resonating with you at all.  Lack of energy is an indication of something being disconnected with what you want from a heart and soul perspective to what path you’re on.  For this reason exploring your lethargic moments can bring inner growth and allow you to pursue your heart’s path towards a harmonious and happy life.


Lethargic and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What words do I associate to the word lethargic? Why those words?  What are some common factors that I deal with on days where I’m lethargic?  Do I get lethargic only in certain instances?  How has a lethargic state affected my relationships?  What’s one incident that stands out the most to me where I was in a lethargic state?  When did I first notice days


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with lethargic at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick the one word that reminds you of a major learning lesson from your lethargic life moments.  Then use the rest of the words to write about this moment and the lesson you learned.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about lethargic and allow them to flow throughout you. As you do this think of something that warms your heart and excites you.  Notice how different the two feelings are and as you turn back to the feelings brought about by lethargic thoughts see what common factors they hold.


Your turn – Share your lethargic sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂