Why we need to ditch certainty and embrace uncertainty

A crumpled piece of paper on a dark background. There is a large question mark on the paper.

Reading Time: 8 minutes Certainty is highly prized; so much of what we do and say revolves around creating certainty for ourselves, or projecting an aura of certainty for others to see. We avoid and even despise uncertainty. Part of this is because our brains are wired to prefer certainty. The problem is not uncertainty itself, but our unfamiliarity … Read more

Success – what matters more, talent or hard work?

Two sparklers held in a hand against a dark background
Reading Time: 6 minutes

We live in a culture that worships talent as the path to success. Have you heard people describe someone at the top of their game as a “freak”, a “genius”, or a “natural”? Or heard their performance described as “effortless” or “magical”? We come unstuck when we believe that natural talent is the key to success; so why are we biased towards this idea, and what can we do about it?

Read more