When someone says, “I don’t know,” say, “Great! Now we can start thinking.” Our awkwardness with not knowing is one reason we think so little.
The moment of uncertainty is the tipping point of trajectory. (Dan Rockwell How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid. )
I enjoyed reading this post from Dan Rockwell – and I found the last line of this little quote to ring so true when it comes to working on and working out new pathways in our life/career: “uncertainty is the tipping point of trajectory.”
I might dare change two words in that quote: “uncertainty can be the tipping point of trajectory.”
It’s what you do with uncertainty that matters. Career uncertainty can draw us to stick our head in the sand, and hold the course – fear leading us to stay where we are. No trajectory change.
It’s when we feel the fear and dare to step in a new direction anyway that we’ll see a different trajectory, don’t you think?
What actions are you taking today, even if they’re small ones, to cause a change in your career trajectory?
Be bold! Be brave! You can do this.