When it comes down to a person’s own capabilities, one should always have certainty. Believing that one can accomplish their own set of goals is a powerful feeling. Certainty allows one to push themselves past their limits and strive for the best possible outcomes. However doubt is useful when forming your own beliefs and when it comes to others beliefs. Doubt can allow one to view issues or ideas through the eyes of others.
Both William Lyon Phelps and and Bertrant Russel have conflicting view when it comes to certainty and doubt. Phelps believes that certainty allows one to complete tasks that are seen to be impossible. While Russel believes that it is acceptable to have doubt in oneself and that people should not only believe in anyone philosophy. While many may believe that doubt is a healthy way to view particular situations, it is certainty that will allow one to prosper and reach their highest potential. Having certainty in oneself is the only way to drive and reach goals. One can not be confident if they are not certain in what they believe in or what they are capable of achieving.
This is true for most people. If one is constantly bringing themselves down and lacks hope of what they can achieve there is no way they will be able to prosper through negativity. As our world evolves and people continue to grow, certainty may be the only way to overcome any negativity in the world. Perhaps certainty is the key to our accomplishments. However we may never know this if we continue to fill ourselves with doubt rather than hope. Doubting ourselves is like saying we can not do something without even trying. In today’s society people are so quick to bring not only themselves down but others as well. While there are some people who feed off negative energy, most people prosper through the belief of themselves through others.
When we doubt someone it is because we most likely do not believe in them, So if people do not believe in others what makes us believe that they may believe in themselves? Often times people need to be pushed and cheered on to believe that they can do something and this is because we are filled with more doubt than certainty. If more people were to be certain in themselves, there is no telling what they may accomplish. Certainty is a extraodinary feeling. To believe in oneself may be the most powerful feeling. Being certain means trusting oneself to do something, and when someone trusts themselves it may lead them to do great things.
Certainty and confidence can lead to personal success. It shows that the most powerful way to have confidence is to trust one’s capabilities and allow only positive thoughts to help them excel. In the short excerpts provided, Phelps explains that “If you develop the absolute sense of certainty then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything”. If we do not feel certain inside about what we want or what we need to do to get there, then we give up before we even begin. When ideas are taking hold in one’s mind there is a battle between what we want to do and what we think we can not do. Doubt allows one to limit themselves from reaching the impossible. Certainty is the key to our greatest desires. Although both certainty and doubt are equally important, certainty bring much more positivity and allows one to strive for their goals without hesitation.
Certainty is important because through it one can experience many life changing moments, perhaps some they never thought they could have. Certainty allows for endless possibilities. Everyone is capable of developing a sense of certainty and the more they use it, the better they will get at it.