Dreamers Achieve Success: 5 Tips to Deal with Uncertainties

5 Tips to Deal with Uncertainties

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If you dare to pursue your dreams, then you can make all your dreams come true. Walt Disney is an example of using Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy as a powerful tool to turn dreams into reality.

When the business fortunes of Walt Disney and his brother were at the lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner, Mickey Mouse popped out of Disney's mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time. 

Uncertainty presented Walt Disney, the door of opportunities which helped him to establish the Walt Disney Empire.

Door of Opportunities

“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”

– Walt Disney

We all always want to want to know about the future, we want to get prepared for the moments that may materialize or it may not and we plan in advance to the unknowns. Fear of uncertainty is the certain thing we all feel, face and share in Life.

“It's not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share.”

– Pema Chodron

Nelson Mandela, imprisoned in Robben Island for nearly 20 of his 27-year sentence, spent most of his time in solitude, uncertain that he would ever emerge alive.

He had anguish and despair, missing raising his children and burying both his mother and elder son, Thembi, as the apartheid regime denied him permission to attend the family funerals but kept himself grounded and connected to the outside world.

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

– Nelson Mandela

The uncertainty in life during Pandemic may make you feel low, sad, anxious, bored due to loneliness, worried about your health, or that of those close to you.

When my family of 3 and my in-laws tested positive for Corona, I was unsure of  how things may unfold in the next 14 days as we couldn't get the bed in the hospital. As we got settled to home isolation, my choices were limited to despair and prayer.

Mindfulness, Positive Thoughts, Prayer, and Courage helped me overcome those dreadful days. The uncertainty I faced, sparked an idea to create the Information Board on our site to the share the relevant and useful information to deal with Covid-19.

“Courage is not the absence of fear – it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.”

– Nelson Mandela

Uncertainties in Life are things we cannot be sure about. Incomplete knowledge creates uncertainties and not ignorance. Uncertainty is more stressful than the certainty of bad news. Stress due to uncertainty can affect your mental and physical health.

Life of Uncertainties

“The uncertainty that we are worrying about has to do with our safety and the safety of our loved ones.”

– Melinda Massoff - PhD, Psychologist

The following five tips helped me deal with the uncertainties that stumbled me down at certain times in my life. I am sure that this information will help you too in dealing with the unknowns and uncharted territories.

5 Tips of Deal with Uncertainties

Embracing and Accepting Uncertainty

Embrace Uncertainty

“If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.”

– Eckhart Tolle

We cannot be 100% sure what is going to happen next in Life due to the uncertainties. Some People tend to be OK with this and find it easy to embrace new experiences. If we accept the unknown, fear turns into aliveness, alertness and drives us to find creative solutions to the problem.

Embracing uncertainty will empower you to enjoy more of life and to respond more resiliently to the trials and challenges that come your way.

Try to embrace uncertainty by experimenting with some of the tasks below:

  • Order a new food from the menu in a restaurant.
  • Go to a place you have never been.
  • See a film at the cinema without reading reviews.
  • Do an activity like hiking, trekking that you have avoided so far.
  • Listen to a different variety of music from the ones you prefer.
  • Sleep on a different side of the bed.
  • Delegate your tasks to others.

Focus on the Present

Focus on the Present

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

– Buddha

The uncertainty about the unknown leads to anxieties about the future and can make you desperate to control things that are out of your reach. If you feel sad or depressed, you are not in the Present.

Instead of sulking and fearing about the future, be focused on the Present. The only thing you can have any control over is the present moment. Adopt your mindset to take small risks and challenges. Try new things as a regular part of your life. To build tolerance of uncertainty, you will need to practice this regularly. Also, have a curious and open strategy by focusing on the outcome of your challenges.

'28' percent of your time goes to dealing with unnecessary interruptions. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are big proponents of saying no to disruptions and focusing on one thing at a time.

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”

– John Allen Paulos

By practicing Mindfulness and Simple Breathing Exercise, you can bring your focus on the Present.

Practice Mindfulness
Practice Mindfulness


You can listen to free mental wellness audio podcasts and videos from the Mental Health Foundation.

Invest in Your Self-Development

Invest In Yourself


“Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.”

– Pat Summitt

As the change is constant and inevitable, Invest in your self-improvement and development using the business tools and spiritual beliefs to improve professionally and personally. It will help to improve your thought process validation, your life, and the lives of people around you.

To validate your thoughts, you can take the personality tests. There are multiple free online personality tests: 16 Personalities , Personality Perfect , Human Metrics , TestColor .These personality tests will help you learn what drives, motivates, and worries you.

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.”

– Robin S. Sharma

Spend Time with the Right People

Spend Time With Right People

“Time is Precious. Make sure you spend it with the

Right People.”

To get the best out of you, spend more time with the people who bring out the best in you, not the anxiety or stress in you.

“You need to associate with people that inspire you, people that challenge you to rise higher, people that make you better. Don’t waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.”

– Joel Osteen

Spending time with negative people is the fastest way to ruin your mood with their pessimistic attitude.

The right people for you are those who will inspire you to be who you always knew you could be. Keep this in your mind. Anyone who helps you make your half-hearted attempts more whole-hearted through kindness, dedication, and collaboration, is a guardian angel.

Embrace Failure

Embrace Failure

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

– Johnny Cash

Those who dare to fail greatly can achieve great successes in life. Steve Jobs and Elon Musk dared to fail in their dream projects, embraced their failures successfully to make Macintosh personal computers and Tesla Electric cars which others only dreamt off.

Michael Jordan missed 9000 shots, almost lost 300 games, missed the winning shot 26 times in his basketball career, but embraced his failure by reflecting on his mistakes and succeeded in becoming one of the NBA’s greatest basketball players of all time.

“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.”

– Eloise Ristad

The new normal in this Pandemic will require everyone to build different skills and practice some new behaviors. By managing the emotions and being considerate to each other during these stressful times will surely help you in a great way to pass this phase of life successfully.

If you feel stressed and coping with uncertainty on your own, talk about your feelings to a friend, family member, or health professional. You can contact the Ministry of Health’s behavioral health toll-free helpline 08046110007 or AASRA if you need someone to talk to. Aasra is a crisis intervention center for the lonely and distressed.

" Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times,
if one only remembers to turn on the light."

This too shall pass #DreamChasers, so look at the road ahead.

Kindly donate to the SMILE INDIA FOUNDATION for the welfare of underprivileged children who are very much affected because of the Pandemic. Kindly show your support to get the smile back on their little faces.

Enjoy and Ignite!
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”


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