Fear of uncertainty is one of the most common fears out there. It can hold you back from taking risks, making decisions, and moving forward with your life.
But if you have been reading my blog posts like, “Unspoken Techniques on how to deal with imposter syndrome”. You would have a good basis on how to handle fear of uncertainty.
I love what John Maxwell said,
Make everyday a masterpiece.John Maxwell
He shifted my fear of uncertainty with this quote because the fear is we don’t know what will happen next. What will the future become? This quote helped me realize that I have the power to predict my future by doing the work each day.
Here are a few easy tricks that can help you deal with your fear of uncertainty:
- Stop thinking about it
This is probably the most straightforward way to deal with your anxiety over uncertainty: stop thinking about it! When you get stuck worrying about what could happen, try focusing on something else instead. It’s not always easy, but practicing meditation or mindfulness can really help with this one.
I highly recommend focusing on the things that you want. Instead of gearing focus on the things that you don’t want. Fear of uncertainty is scary but here’s the good news, you can shift that belief. Think “You can create what you desire to be your future.”
2. Take small steps forward
Don’t worry about all the things that might go wrong. Focus on what will happen if they do go wrong. Take steps toward fixing them in advance. By making a list of possible solutions before taking action on anything risky or uncertain (and making sure those solutions aren’t just ignoring the problem!). If you keep this list handy, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that no matter what happens, you have a plan for handling it.
If you are not the type of person who plans ahead, like me, I dealt with my fear of uncertainty by taking a small step toward what I want in life. Be very intentional with each action that you make. Also, ask if the action that you are making at the moment is helping you to get closer to what you want in life or if is it not helping you to reach it.
3. Trust yourself
The best way to get over your fear of uncertainty is to learn how to trust yourself again. To believe that everything will turn out. To gain that trust in yourself you have to learn to start within. Go back to the 5 Little Known Steps to be confident in yourself blog post to learn more about this.
Start with these steps to deal with your fear of uncertainty. And let me know how much impact it has made in your day-to-day life.