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?
Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
Is it meeting specification?
“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
Dissatisfaction is a common state for entrepreneurs.
Fear of failure is a common reason many people don’t start things.
Failure is inevitable.