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Tiny Wisdom: On Where You’re Headed

“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” ~Tony Robbins

One of life's biggest challenges, I believe, is how to continually motivate yourself to keep going when you don't yet know where your efforts are leading.

You need to write part of the book to even open the path to getting it published, but you don't know for certain that you'll get a deal. You need to push yourself to work toward profitability with your business, especially when the odds feel insurmountable, but you can never know for certain that your venture will be a success.

Some of the most satisfying accomplishments in life happen on the other side of uncertainty; but some of the most frequently missed opportunities for joy happen right in the middle of it.

When you're knee-deep in the creation process, when you're meeting new people who will help shape your vision, when you're learning about what you can do and feeling yourself and your world expanding, these are the moments that make the journey worthwhile.

We can only appreciate them if we consent to be exactly where we are, regardless of where we hope to be.

Today, if you feel overwhelmed by uncertainty about where your passion's leading you, ask yourself: Where has my passion brought me? And how can I enjoy being in this place?

Photo by Pedro Klien

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • What a beautiful message, and exactly what I needed to hear today. I’m working on some writing projects and have just launched my yoga teaching business. It all feels quite overwhelming sometimes in addition to a full-time job, dating, training my new dog, keeping up with friends, etc. Special thanks for those last lines of your post. I’ll be repeating them to myself many times today.

  • Anonymous

    This is the perfect way to begin the week – loving where I am, grateful for the journey. Like Christa, I am so touched by the questions. Thank you for this lovely detour in my thoughts!

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  • Habibanazeera

    Great post. Very powerful msg