Uncertainty is one of the most important emotions in life. Many people have a love-hate relationship with uncertainty. The relationship that people cultivate with their insecurity has a huge impact on their lives. 

On the one hand, many are looking for total security (insurance, rules, contracts). On the other hand, you organise adventure holidays to experience something. Kierkegaard already recognised that an intensive preoccupation with uncertainty is vital: For him, the price of freedom is to look your fear in the eye. 

We should learn to dance with uncertainty in our lives. It is an important indicator. We should take uncertainty into account, incorporate it into the overall view and then act - and not let uncertainty control us. As a manager friend of mine put it: "I was terrified of this interview. Then I went and did it. I'm so glad."


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Kierkegaard, Sören (1984). The concept of fear.