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This Is Your Brain on Uncertainty

How to keep your (investment) cool when the future remains unclear.

I know you want an answer. We all do. It’s been a long slog to get this far in 2020, and to sit in ambiguity even a moment longer feels like an impossible task to many of us. We all want some sort of resolution in this year of unrelenting upheaval and unease, but now is not the time to rush to a conclusion or bet the farm on a particular outcome. It is precisely when emotions are running hot that we need to keep our cool. 

Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.

Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm at the end
as at the beginning.