I’m facing a lot of uncertainty in my personal and professional life right now. Some of the uncertainty is exciting (Will I be accepted to present at the Texas Book Festival?) Lots more of it is very frustrating and unsettling. (That huge speaking contract that I’ve been relying on hasn’t come through yet?!) Regardless of what area in my life the uncertainty is surfacing in, I have a history of really freaking out when I feel like I’m not in control of what’s going on. (I never have been in control, but it sure was nice to think I was!)
The truth is that I’ve always been facing uncertainty in all areas of my life (since every day brings the unexpected for everyone), but now I am really feeling that uncertainty. Unlike years before, I am not trying to bury the frustration, anxiety, impatience, and fear that come along with it. I’m moving into a place of acceptance with the uncertainty in my life. In fact, I embrace it and am trying to stay open, flexible, and vulnerable to the joys and challenges life is bringing my way.
The life of the entrepreneur and the artist (which are my particular pursuits) is almost always full of uncertainty, but I think that the following affirmations I’ve written will help anyone who finds him or herself in the difficult position of realizing just how much of life is not in your control.
Rather than flail around, frantically trying to change things, manipulate people, pity yourself, and resent others, take some deep breaths and say these affirmations out loud:
5 Affirmations for Dealing with Uncertainty
I can relax, let go, and know that everything always works out for my highest good.
I approach all of life’s experiences with the optimism that God sees me through all challenges.
No matter what happens, I am always loved, valued, and supported. I do not walk this journey alone.
I am on The Universe’s divine timing. There is no hurry in life. There is no such thing as being left behind. There is no such thing as running out of time.
Life is a gift. Unwrap each moment and enjoy it!
Do you have an affirmation you like to say to help you deal with uncertainty?