“There’s a companion quality you’ll need to be the leaders you can be. That’s the willingness to take risks. Not reckless ones, but the risks that still remain after all the evidence has been considered. … Certainty is an illusion. Perfect safety is a mirage. Zero is always unattainable, except in the case of absolute zero where, as you remember, all motion and life itself stop. … the biggest risk of all is that we stop taking risks at all.“ Purdue University President Mitch Daniels – Spring Commencement May 15, 2021, West Lafayette campus.
Living creates uncertainty. But it’s this dance with uncertainty that creates windows of love, wisdom, and creativity.
Read the full article on Medium: https://medium.com/the-philosophers-stone/the-importance-of-living-with-uncertainty-f4f04defaa6f
I’m now 70 years old – I mean young
I’m an Aries – that says a lot
I’ve had 3 “long term” relationships – we still get along
I’ve been married for one year – she’s a Chinese Dentist
I have two wonderful children – young adults now
I have three younger sisters – all older now
Both my parents have passed away – ALS & Alzheimer’s
I’ve gone through bankruptcy – that really sucked
I’m a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan – I grew up in Regina
I’m a storyteller – a filmmaker, coach, author and educator
I’ve had good days and bad days – and occasionally just daze
I am now living and working in Shanghai – China is an amazing country
Years ago I found myself – then I got stuck in the muck
Now I’m finding myself again – by gazing into the reflective pool
My name is Peter D. Marshall – D is for David
I hope you’ll find inspiration here – or at least a smile
And please leave your comments – and your thoughts
(or I’ll just be talking to myself – and that’s not good)
These are my feet –
and my shadow.
Where does one end –
and the other begin?
Until you improve your capacity to change, upgrade or reinvent yourself in the face of uncertainty, your progress would take longer than you expect.Moving into the new future will require mental liquidity — the ability to adapt to the transformation around you and thrive despite the uncertainties.