Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
Now there’s a study that proves it.
Research now proves that 85% of the things we worry about never happen.
In this study, subjects were asked to write down their worries over an extended period, and then identify which of their imagined misfortunes did not actually happen.
Only 15% actually happened.
But how much of your energy do you use worrying? On things that won’t happen?!?
Is that the best investment of your limited energy?
Surely a better strategy would be to develop the belief that whatever happens you’ll be able to handle it?
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.