"Everything in life is luck."
"Everything in life is luck."
This is a question people need to ask themselves more. Time and time again I always see people too afraid to do something because of the unknown. They are afraid of failure and are afraid of making mistakes. Mistakes are a wonderful thing. How can these mistakes really be bad? When has failure ever kept you from learning and growing? People need to ask themselves, "what's the worst that can happen?" much more.
I don't know why people are so afraid of failing, actually I do: It's because everyone in this society is brought up through school that failure is bad. You have to be perfect and study and do good on your tests. Every time you make a mistake in school your grade goes down. Therefore, mistakes are BAD!
That's totally absurd. Failure is probably the best way to learn. How do you know you suck at something if you're not failing?
Ask yourself, "Whats the worst that can happen." Seriously. What is the worst that can happen? In most cases it's really not that bad. It's usually just some type of pain (growth) over some period of time. Well, that time is going to pass anyway so why not just handle it? Is that really such a bad outcome? Would you rather be doing the worst case scenario or be dead?
On a scale of 1 - 10, with 1 being the worst, how bad are these worst case scenarios usually? In most cases they're usually not even that bad. Most of the time failing and the worst case scenario is like a 4 or 5. And this isn't even that bad. A 1 would probably be like your arm getting cut off or something hardcore like that. Most of the time failure doesn't involve this! At least I hope not (But if it does you have some seriously hardcore worst case scenarios! And I'm totally cool with that).
Next, on a scale of 1 - 10, think about the possible outcome of doing this worst case scenario. In most cases it's usually a pretty good outcome, like 9 or 10. Therefore, why is it people are so afraid to go for a worst case situation in hopes of achieving a great situation? There's a lot of reasons, but a simple answer would be people don't want to grow and don't want to think. If you take these steps and think about them you will see that it makes sense to go for the worst case scenario, and then the only thing holding you back is your decision not to grow. Where's the excitement in this?
By looking for the worst case scenario you immediately set yourself up to see what the absolute worst part about making a move could be. In most cases, the worst case scenario isn't even that bad at all - it really isn't! And again, this is worst case. Most of the time the worst case never happens and it is a total new and exciting experience.
I tell you all, quit your freaking jobs and start living in the worst case world with me and all the other entrepreneurs of the world! ;) Well okay, do what you want. But the next time you see an opportunity to achieve something great ask yourself this simple question about failure: "What's the worst that can happen?"Filed under: Personal Development, Life