Encourage the skills of curiosity and creativity.
Rather than trying to “manage” a complex system, take a more “artistic” approach.
For example, artists regularly work with the uncertainty of what the outcome of a project will be. They spend lots of time absorbing the world around them, observing people, and letting ideas coalesce. They understand at the start that they don’t know how it’s going to unfold, but they begin anyway.
Can you let go of your fear of uncertainty and give yourself permission to pursue a far richer array of future possibilities? Could you prioritize exploration and experimentation to uncover creative solutions to complex challenges? Could you invite, empower, and trust people to help you find new solutions? Do you have the resilience of an artist to plan for future?
What is your plan for the future? How are you planning for the uncertainty of the year ahead?
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(You can hear the full interview on the Making Positive Psychology Work podcast here.)
Written by: Michelle McQuaid Originally appeared on: Psychology Today Republished with permission