Uncertainty Is Not A Good Enough Reason To Keep Sitting On The Sideline

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Those who know me know that I’ll task the risk of going after what I desire even without being 100% certain of what the outcome is going to be. Like everyone else, I wouldn’t mind succeeding at every chance I took. Well, I haven’t (that is winning each time) but I have learned a lot from each of my experiences. What I believe even though I didn’t win is that I’m always closer to my desired goal.

“It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you thinks you’re not.”Unknown

I was on the sideline back in 2003 after graduating from college in Jamaica. Then, I still had to do without things I desired. One day someone planted a seed in my mind of becoming a police officer. At that moment, it was excited and although I never had the thought before. However, an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty took over my consciousness because of fear. Fear of what? I wasn’t even sure because the thought of what most people would think, which is death didn’t cross my mind. I was more so thinking the worrying of my mom because the seriousness of what being a police entails.

Well, it didn’t take me a long time to decide. I just didn’t share the idea with my mom, dad or siblings. I decided to take the plunge. Take the chance despite the uncertainty. Am I happy I did? Certainly and even my parents became happy I did after they got over their fear. I was able to help them financially. I share this with you because from me taking the chance despite the uncertainty my life situation changed. I started to believe even more in the possibilities of life. I must say, not only financially things changed, but numerous opportunities came out of that one decision.

I’ll say this, even when we are certain there is still some uncertainty. Take a chance to give yourself the best chance of making a difference in your life and by you doing so, you’ll make a difference in the life of others.

I really love this quote by Ayn Rand, “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” 

Uncertainty is not a good enough reason to keep sitting on the sideline.


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