You act to maintain control of outcomes.
You pay people to calculate probabilities and tame uncertainty through statistical models.
But how wide a window of the ‘future’ are you looking at?
Having chosen to be an entrepreneur/freelancer/self-employed, I have chosen to dance more closely with uncertainty. It’s unnerving and I have to remind myself why I’m doing it. During employment, I had the certainty of being paid relative to the amount of hours I put in (whoop whoop one unit in, one unit out), but the certainty in the meaning of the work, the autonomy I had, were out of my control. My efforts to progress and competency could be swept away simply because “it’s not how we do things here” or in my mind, short-term scarcity thinking.
Am I delirious? Do I just need to shut up and get back in line?
With waves of uncertainty coming in from all areas of my life, all I can do is uphold my values. I have ideas about my goals, but what’s the point of making a plan when some of the pieces have yet to be revealed?
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Originally published at medium.com