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?
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.