… that there is no certainty (ok, I admit death is the only thing we can know with any certainty, but my intention is not to write about the end here, I have done that before and it didn’t end too well).
Nevertheless, we suffer from the Certainty Bias. Our mind’s pull for certainty has different consequences. The mind likes nice, uncomplicated beliefs which can help us make sense of a situation. Yet these beliefs often leave us trapped by our own – often false – perceptions.
Uncertainty is great. Uncertainty comes in the form of a chance of a future reward. That itself is stimulative. Nature has built into our brains (dopamine neurons) a tendency to savor the possibility of future rewards, and to put ourselves in a position where such a possibility is real.
Uncertainty is THE motivator of change. It fuels opportunity and drives growth in …