Those who realize success, a dream, accomplish big goals or relentlessly pursue something they are passionate about are courageous and maybe even heroic. They’re heroic for one reason: they do not allow fear to prevent them from trying, even though the outcome is uncertain.
Uncertainty holds most back from pursuing success. Uncertainty is omnipresent, up until the time you actually succeed. This means that those who pursue success are faced with uncertainty constantly.
Uncertainty is that unwelcome companion who rides along with you, like a passenger on a train, forever by your side. They never leave your side during your success journey. That companion will follow you during most of your journey.
Perhaps the worst thing is that uncertainty continuously fills your mind with all sorts of negative thoughts.
“This is a waste of time”, “You can’t possibly succeed”, “What makes you think you’re different from others who have tried and failed”, “What makes you think you’re like others who have succeeded”, “You’re not good enough”, “You’re not smart enough”, “You don’t have what it takes”.
Uncertainty will stay with you until it losses the battle. It will only surrender when, despite all of its efforts, it realizes you are never going to quit until you succeed. When there is light at the end of the tunnel, you will notice that your uncertainty companion has vanished.
If you are pursuing success, you will face uncertainty almost the entire time. Most can’t take it. Most quit.
But if you’re reading this, you’re not most. You’re different.
Never quit on your dream. Don’t let uncertainty cloud your thinking. Never give in to the relentless clamor of uncertainty. Eventually uncertainty will flee.
Uncertainty does not enjoy the company of the persistent.