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Five Ways You Can Overcome Uncertainty to be Successful

Experiencing uncertainty is different than taking a risk

I will never forget the first day I ever shot a gun. I was on the firing line at the FBI academy and holding a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver. My heart raced as I wiped the sweat from my palms. I was filled with uncertainty and worried that I wouldn’t shoot well enough to qualify.

Experiencing uncertainty is different than taking a risk. Risk involves a known probability that something will or will not happen; uncertainty, however, indicates the probabilities are unknown. Therefore, we cannot predict an outcome.

How many of us have missed tremendous opportunities and experiences because we’ve chosen to walk away when faced with uncertainty? When we avoid challenges because we’re scared of failure, it’s a form of self-sabotage. We've held on to a self-limiting belief about what we can do in life. 

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