There is a strong connection between uncertainty and creativity.
We often look at uncertainty as something bad.
Uncertainty is often put in the same boat as being unprepared, or a lack of understanding or clarity.
But actually – within uncertainty lives the creative impulse.
We must set ourselves up so that we can boldly enter uncertainty.
Entering uncertainty is like diving into a welcoming ocean of limitless possibility.
But we must know how to swim.
The key – whatever your profession – is to make strong choices so that you can be empowered inside of uncertainty.
The stronger your choices – the more uncertain you can be. And… the more you can access your imagination.
To be clear…
Aimless wandering is the slowest path to uncertainty.
You must find and use the correct tools so that uncertainty becomes an abundant creative home.
In the current Committed Impulse classes we are exploring the twelve key Committed Impulse tools to creating a character. They are all designed to trigger the imagination -which lives in the body – in order to be free of the over planning mind.
It is only the over planning mind that is fearful of uncertainty.
In truth uncertainty is the law of the land; accessing it and swimming in it will open you up to your potential.
These are my thoughts on uncertainty.
What are yours?
Have a beautiful day and relish in what is uncertain.
Jonathan Haidle says
Great point Josh. And I love this phrase: “It is only the over planning mind that is fearful of uncertainty.”
How would you articulate the difference between planning and preparation?
Jonathan Haidle says
Because….in my mind, those can get easily blended together.
susan stout says
I love the concept of uncertainty vs. unprepared, as you are right that they can seem interchangeable. Your lesson of strong preparation then jumping head first into the sandbox used to get me soooooo confused: how can I prepare, and then seemingly throw it all away, to become “uncertain” all of a sudden when walking in the room or starting a scene?? Seemed like such an oxymoron! Makes sense now, once I embrace my ‘Trust It Is There’ angel.
The auditions have been so much fun- and even if that’s all I get as feedback most days, that’s pretty cool for me. How can fun not make my day brighter? Then I can pay that forward, even better~
Mary Beth says
Thanks for the blog Josh! Just what I needed to hear right about now as I prepare to move to L.A.
Fear of uncertainty, aka to me fear of the unknown, is one of my biggest blockers and occasionally leads to sabotage of the success I’m building. I’ve found that when I allow myself to let go and swim in the pool of uncertainty the results are usually more than I ever expected and better than I could have imagined. I’ve discovered so many layers about myself that I never would have found had I not faced that fear of the unknown and delved into the world of uncertainty. Thanks for that reminder today:-)
Spot on again. My over planning mind thanks you because my imagination just gave it the day off.
Happy day! Kathy
Send that over planning mind on a cruise.
Ah, the uncertainty is the mother of all fears – but when you see the results, and brilliant ideas come out of the ether, I bless that uncertainty with all my heart 🙂