Yes, too much certainty can prevent us from trying new things, taking risks, and growing. When we are certain of something, we’re less likely to explore the unknown and take chances. This can prevent us from developing new skills, learning new things, and having new experiences.
Certainty is the enemy of growth. Nothing is for certain until it has already happened - and even then, it’s still debatable. That’s why accepting the inevitable imperfections of our values is necessary for any growth to take place.
Certainty can also make us resistant to change. When we are certain of something, it can be difficult to accept new ideas or be open to different opinions. This can lead to stagnation and a lack of progress.
Instead of striving for certainty, maybe we should be in constant search of doubt? Doubt about our own beliefs, doubt about our own feelings. Instead of looking to be right all the time, maybe we should be looking for how we're wrong most of the time. Being wrong opens the possibility of change, right? Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth, doesn’t it? It’s not easy to challenge your own assumptions, however, it’s essential in order to grow.
What do you know for sure that might be holding you back?
Cheers to challenging the certainties in your life!