In search of certainty…

What if you could be absolutely certain about how your projects will shape up?

Sorry. You can’t.

Simple reason is that for any significant project out there, there are always going to be factors that are outside of your control. Think whatever you want – you have only so much power on factors that are not directly under your control. Those with a deeper spiritual bent may say that there is NOTHING in this life that you control anyway 🙂

When you look for certainty in your project or initiative, you are in a certain context and are operating with a certain background. With that context and background, searching and reaching certainty is important at that stage.

However, the moment you reach certainty, your context and background changes because there is now certainty on the topics on which you were looking for certainty. Almost immediately, you will notice that there is uncertainty on a whole new set of topics that become relevant in the new context and the new background.

Either these topics were irrelevant in the old context or you simply didn’t have the time and energy to focus on these topics as you were occupied in searching for certainty on topics that were MORE relevant in the old context and background.

Either way, it is better to be equipped to deal with uncertainty than have a chronic yearning for certainty cripple you.