“In eliminating uncertainty, we kill our shot at brilliance.”
I have been hanging out with Uncertainty for the past week and let me say its been great! I found out about this book after reading an article from the author on the 99 percent blog. After reading the article, I knew I had to read the book attached to it, so I bought it online a few hours later.
Needless to say, this book has been amazing. It has provided me with so many things to research, digest, and think about. I usually do not read books very fast or entirely but this one made the cut. In one week, I have devoured 213+ pages of genius. Genius that has challenged and encouraged me, as I prepare to step into the next steps of the journey after college. Throughout reading the book, I was constantly updating twitter with quotes and thoughts related to the chapters (you can find these under the hashtag #uncertainty if you wish). Beyond this, I wanted to share with you a few of the things I am processing as a result of this book.
- Uncertainty and I are definitely better friends (not best friends but friends none the less). How close are you and uncertainty?
- Its role is important if I really want to pursue dreams. Its help me discover more about that thing(s) I can’t not do. What is it that you can’t not do and are you really pursuing that?
- I now recognize what I can achieve when I harness the strength to run with uncertainty and sit with it long enough to know genius.
- What routines, rhythms, and rituals hold you together? I have begun to ask this question in every area of my life. Its life altering!
This is an intentionally small taste of what I learned. There is much more to come; as this book has sparked other reading, research, ideas, and questions.
If you end up reading the book, I would love to hear what you thought and learned as a result.