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Two kinds of certainty

“I had enormous doubts early in my career. It was nothing but one large doubt whether this would really work. It wasn’t that I was able to persevere. I was unable to stop! I just couldn’t give it up. It was too important. It just never entered the realm of possibility. But I never was sure, really sure that it was going to work out and I would ever really be an astronomer” -Vera Rubin, Second female recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society

There are two kinds of certainty:

First, there’s the certainty of knowing that everything will be fine if one remains true to herself.

Then, there’s the the certainty of knowing that one’s existence will be a living hell if they compromise their inner guidance.

If you’re sitting on the fence waiting for evidence that everything will turn out okay, here’s my two cents:

You don’t have to be sure of your future in order to be certain.

If you can’t believe in your dreams, believe in your dependence on them.

Believe that you were born to try your hand at changing things, whether you actually succeed at changing them or not.

Believe that creative challenges, even the ones that seem to kick your %[email protected],  are more essential to your well-being than having answers and being comfortable.

I happen to believe that life responds cooperatively to those who follow their heart’s calling, BUT such a belief is NOT required for creative action.

Successful creators doubt themselves daily, but they keep working because they’re certain of the following:

When creating stops, life stops.

At least that’s the way I see it.

What are YOUR thoughts?

T.K. Coleman

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