Dealing with Uncertainty – 3 Steps to Letting Go
As a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer, when I see the phrase "dealing with uncertainty" two things strike me;
It is true that the human psyche craves routine and certainty. It yields comfort and safety. However to depend on it is a big mistake as nothing in life is certain.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought this harsh reality to the fore. Those who have diligently worked on themselves by doing an NLP course for instance, are the better for it.
Those who have not, are reeling from their certainty box all the way downhill. This is how mental health has emerged so strongly and depression after a job loss is not uncommon anymore.
For one who has raised their level of consciousness, there is a deep trust that there are always options and possibilities available. So how does one come to be in such a state of mind?
The answer is to learn how to let go, accept the present and work with the future. Imagine you are a warrior out in the front line. Brace yourself for any eventualities and ask for help from colleagues and friends.
What sits on the opposite end of the control dichotomy is trust. A word that many have forgotten. How do we arrive at deep trust within us? We have to clear the internal cobwebs first which consists of negative emotions and beliefs that stop us.
In replacement for this, deep trust begins to secure itself as connections in the unconscious begin to occur. A wonderful surprise of intuition surfaces and a person begins to operate from intuition rather than the conscious, interfering mind.
Accept the Present
We can’t change anything in the NOW. All we can do is observe and assess what the context and parameters are. From there, decide what the present impact will be on the future.
If you call a wrong shot, take stock, learn the lesson and move on. Once you become comfortable with this process, dealing with uncertainty starts to get easier. You accept it as part of nature’s process.
This is what people may term as having a positive mindset. It is way more than that. It has built in resilience and an element of knowing how to de-stress and remain focused too.
Work with the Future
At this point you are dealing with what your heart desires. Create a future you want. Set goals with self-management tools that are easily available at an NLP course.
Set some goals and learn the power of manifestation. Utilise your visualisation abilities to re-focus your mind on what you want. I guarantee you, at this point you would not have depression after a job loss, if you were to face this predicament.
So you see, it is all in the mind. If you prioritise time and money to do an NLP course, you will easily learn steps to attain a positive mindset. Once you discover the ropes to deep trust, you will have many skills to live a long and rewarding life.
When I first started my career, I was a banker. I realised after 13 years that this was not the line I wanted to be in. So I left banking and tumbled through different industries only to find the deeper side of me.
Today I am a speaker who motivates people into believing in themselves. I also share tools with corporate people to live more effective lives. Lastly, I coach people one-on-one, out of a bad place to a better future.
My ability to deal with uncertainty at the time when I was in the thick of change was immense. I did not question neither did I judge. I just flowed. My positive mindset that had surfaced after my NLP course, gave me the deep trust I needed.
This is why I survived through the thick and thin of a major transformation. I took charge of my life and decided I wanted a change badly. This is something that is important to do.
Take a stand for yourself. Believe that wherever you start, you will end up somewhere else and all the better for it. This is about your self-worth. Do you feel worthy enough to make a stand for yourself and just make it happen?
A question to ponder on!
Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.