This is my personal blog on how I am learning to MOVE FORWARD in life and work despite living in our uncertain, unpredictable, complicated and fast world.
Stuck in the Uncertainty of Life
I was stuck in limbo land. I was paralyzed by what I perceived as an insurmountable problem of life so complicated, uncertain, unpredictable, interconnected, fast and full of shocks and surprises. The more I thought about trying to plan my future, the more stressed and anxious I became. It felt like each path that lay in front of me looked worse than the other. I was stuck. I didn't know how to deal with uncertainty. Stress was my new norm and anxiety my new best friend. It felt like I was living in chaos!
Moving Forward in Life and Work by Learning to Embrace the Chaos!
And then something great happened that changed my life forever. Through a series of random and chance events, I embarked on an uncertain journey [no mountains, no monks, no expensive sojourn...I have a mortgage you know:)] and came to this realization that in order for me to deal with uncertainty and manage stress and anxiety, feel better and move forward with life, I had to learn what so many around me, especially on the other side of the world, know how to do everyday: to Embrace the Chaos! Knowing how to deal with uncertainty is fully realizing that life has always been unpredictable and full of chaos...and it's perfectly fine to move forward anyway...because things have a way of working out in the end.
So over the last few years, I got busy learning! My home, my work in the corporate world in New York City and my trips to India became my classroom. Everyday people all around me served as great teachers. Observations turned into insights. I absorbed and have a learned how to deal with uncertainty - about how to get off the fence and MOVE FORWARD in life and work despite the uncertain, unpredictability and the complex nature of things.
About Embrace the Chaos blog
Stuck in a rut? Stressed? Anxious? Always worried about the future? Uncertain about which step to take? Paralyzed by Over Analyzing Everything? I've been there.
Dont' fight it. Let go of trying to control the chaos. Just control yourself. Your actions, your words, your thoughts.
2. Don't Over Think
Don't Over Analyze, Don't Over Plan, Don't Try to Predict the future. Over thinking leads to paralysis and fear.
3. Move Forward
Take action. Do something. Get going. Put purpose to work. Dig deep and put passion in your effort!
Why Embrace the Chaos? Here are 12 Pretty Good Reasons to Embrace the Chaos. On this blog, I share stories of my own experience and what I learn from others about how to deal with uncertainty by learning to stop over analyzing, stop over thinking and moving forward in our crazy, confusing times full of chaos and uncertainty. I try to write about real life experiences which offer an uplifting perspective on how to deal with stress and anxiety caused by uncertainty.
Life's too short to wait around for things to happen. Take action! Get going, grooving and moving!
Get unstuck in life by learning how to Embrace the Chaos!
I'm learning everyday...how to stop worrying and start living, how to stop overthinking and how to move forward in life. Join me. Maybe we can learn together...
-Bob Miglani, Author