The antidote to uncertainty is not to create certainty (this is impossible when in the unknown). It’s to create clarity.
Here are ways to gain clarity right now:
- Create boundaries (e.g. time, money, and effort you are willing to invest in whatever you’re trying to accomplish);
- Distill a project or idea into bite-sized actions (small actions create space for learning);
- Reflect. Pay attention to what you are experiencing, how you are reacting to it, and what you are learning;
- Identify your whereabouts (are you in a familiar situation or a learning situation?), then decide which tools you need to move forward.
Extra Credit: Consider a time you were uncertain about something. What did you do to find clarity? How could you use that tactic as you’re in the unknown right now?