Do you enjoy a riveting mystery?
What about watching pro sports or gambling?
We usually don’t like uncertainty. But that’s exactly what draws us into mysteries, sports, and gambling.1-3
And those chances aren’t limited to the fun, exciting activities we seek out.
There can also be plenty of opportunities in the stressful uncertainties that come out of the blue.
No matter when or why things don’t go as expected, uncertainty isn’t all bad.
It can actually be good for us. And it can come with all sorts of silver linings we wouldn’t experience otherwise.
That’s the focus of this month’s Visual Insights Newsletter.
When we’re facing the unknown, it’s OK to feel overwhelmed, and even the smartest folks can freak out, worry, and panic.
But if we know how uncertainty can be good for us and how to tolerate it better, we can make the most of it.
And we can discover new ways to thrive and enjoy life, both in and outside of turbulent times.
Go ahead and click here to check out the silver linings of uncertainty.
P.S. When have you had to improvise because things didn’t go as planned? What did you do and how did it work out? Hit “reply” and tell me. I’d love to hear about your experiences and how you’ve switched gears when plans have gone out the window.
1 - https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-33/december-2020/allure-mysteries
2 - https://www.sapiens.org/culture/covid-19-sports/
3 - https://cgr.psych.ubc.ca/2020/01/09/new-paper-dopamine-and-reward-uncertainty-in-gambling-addiction/
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