Rilke on Embracing Uncertainty and Living the Questions

Fundamental to innovation is living with ambiguity.

I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

(H/T: Brain Pickings)


Previous post
Humbleness to create change: 7 ideas to start the journey I have been part of lot of change management efforts where leaders suggest that there is an urgency to create change and they provide the answers or
Next post
The need for diverse experiences A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. They don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear