A Swift Kick In The Ass

Episode 65. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how uncertainty keeps you from reaching your true potential.

 Definition - Uncertainty is the situation which involves imperfect and/or unknown information.    Is there a genuine decision to be made, or are you just postponing the inevitable?  clearly identify what the decision to be made is. Investigate to the best of your ability and surrender to what ever comes your way.  The Buddha taught that mental suffering arises out of ignorance. By “ignorance” he meant the misperceptions and delusions that your mind has about its own nature.    The most common decisions they present are about whether to take a new job, have a baby, leave a relationship, attend a school or make a purchase.   1. re-connect to the reasons WHY you are doing what you are doing and how it will make you feel when you have achieved it.  2. Have faith and believe in yourself. Trust your intuition.  3. Accept that we all are subject to uncertainty. We can not predict the future, it is fluid and unpredictable even for the most well put together individuals.  Come to grips with that fact that some things are out of your control.  4. Keep moving towards your goals. In BJJ one of our mantras is keep moving.  5. Keep perspective. One event has nothing to do with the rest of your life.  It’s easy to put things together, make assumptions and imagine that the Universe is conspiring against you.   6.  Don’t Take Things Personally and keep your emotions in check.  7. Take Accountability  8. Feel the fear and do it anyways. Avoiding unpredictable situations might cheat you of opportunities. 
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