Many leaders run around like the sky is falling instead of realizing that uncertainty and doubt can be excellent opportunities to reevaluate and make positive changes. It seems like many workplaces function on doubt, doom and gloom. The ironic thing is that uncertainty and doubt can actually be catalysts for creating great workplaces. Here’s what some smart people say about the subject.
There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Think about your own focus. Do you catastrophize or emphasize the positive? How will you start welcoming uncertainty and doubt?