115: Solo | The Misery of Uncertainty

Hey, what’s up, everyone? This week we are talking about certainty. Check it out.

Hey, everybody, welcome back to the show where you know I believe the only way to unlock your potential is to tap into the experience of others. And today, it’s the solo show, you, me, the mic. It’s a super short, impactful episode with an actual item at the end to help you get to that next level.

Here’s a quote from Virginia Satir. “Most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty.” Why would you choose to stay in a bad situation instead of an unknown situation?

Well, this is how I see it: continuing to stay in a bad situation slash decision is equally as damning as making a new bad decision. So how do you spot these and figure out what to do next? If you choose to stay miserable without doing anything, you lose the right to complain.

Now, you might need to write down and say, “Here are the facts and figures. What do I do next? Do I have clarity around my current situation? And how do I actually figure a way out of a bad relationship, partnership, whatever it is, that just isn’t working?”

Many people think or feel that if they just put fuel to the fire more and more, it will solve the problem. Why? I was there, too, and I thought, “Throw these resources at it, spend more money.” Also, more resources, of course, make drastic changes, so in essence, go stop. Go stop. This will drive everyone around you nuts and seriously question what you’re doing.

By doing this, you’ll create uncertainty in your own mind because there’s no mappable solution. You won’t even be able to pinpoint why there was a tiny win that you can go chasing versus a huge loss–the reality just burns everything down.

When you see that tiny win, you actually chase that and make more poor decisions. I would say if you wanted the answers, and I really should say, phrase it as guidance, a board of advisors, then head on over to The Success Finder–download the app–unless you’ve been smart enough to already do this, then I commend you. Message me over there. This costs you nothing.

There’s a group I’ll connect you with that meets once a month. It’s totally free, and they have random calls and knowledge they give throughout the week. This group is run by a couple of really smartly led people who lead with the give mentality and will welcome you in with open arms.

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“Why is it that quote, most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty? – Virginia Satir

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