I hope you managed to get some well-deserved rest this weekend. In Britain this weekend, they had the opportunity to show their appreciation for their wonderful and courageous mothers.
This weeks' "Tip of the week" has a link to mothers well, Fathers too.
Picture the feeling your mum had when she found out she was pregnant (or maybe you had) followed by the realization of bringing a child into the world. Uncertainty no doubt was playing a part there, but you both got on with it and I'm sure, did (and still doing) a great job.
Life has a habit of throwing in a few uncertainties now and then, Covid, new boss, redundancy, etc, and I'm certain you have had your fair share. How did you cope, how are you coping? As a coach, I like to share this quote with my clients to get them started with the coping journey.
“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity, and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose upsides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” – Tony Schwartz
As a coach I love this, I often say to my clients that the only way to ever get ahead of uncertainty is to breathe deeply, feel everything you're feeling – and then step into your form of leadership - even if you may be scared and don't feel ready. Actually – especially if you don't feel ready.
I don’t pretend I have all the answers and I’ve been scared many times in my life. But I've learned two important things about fear and uncertainty:
1. Courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is doing what you need to do, even though you feel scared. And you know you can do scared.
2. The solution to uncertainty isn't actually certainty, it's creativity.
This weeks' Tip,
"Be creative when faced with uncertainty"
Have the courage to Engage in something outside your comfort zone, and watch yourself Develop, Grow and Evolve
You will very likely find uncertainty is an exciting challenge to embrace.
Have a great week and as always, let me know your thoughts.
Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.