How long do you "live in the question?"

The ability to live in the question long enough for genius to emerge is a touchstone of creative success....

But, for a far greater number of high-level creators, across all fields, the ability to be okay and even invite uncertainty in the name of creating bigger, better, cooler things is trained. Sometimes with great intention, other times without even realizing it.

That quote by author Jonathan Fields hit home with me. Uncertainty is an important feature in every creative resolution, and not because uncertainty has any power of its own, of course, but because it is an essential component of an outcome that hasn't been colored by the numbers. Break the tension too soon, and we run the risk of a false positive. We're acting, in one sense, on incomplete information. Ambiguity is linked to creativity, yes - but also to a kind of promise that hangs in the balance.