"Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." ~ Helen Keller.
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who is 'realistic?' A person who's so smart that they 'know' all about the chances of any endeavor ending in failure. They're Smart ~ So they don't do stuff.
Have you ever noticed how many businesses fail. ~ How many salespeople don't cold call. ~ How many kids turn out bad. ~ How low the success rate of doing that is? ~ You know how many people die?
On that last one ~ Guess What ~ We All Do.
Businesses fail because they don't adapt. ~ Salespeople don't cold call because they're afraid. ~ Kids turn out bad because their parents...
Well you get my drift. It's not because of the odds. Although we often use the odds to rationalize our behavior (or non participation). "Well the low chance of that being successful means I shouldn't do it" is the refrain. Give me a break. These people are spineless - not smart.
Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Did You Know the odds of ~ You Being You Are ~ 1 in 400 Trillion
( 4 x 10 to the 14th power) Read the math behind it in this blog if you want to get a headache http://hvrd.me/oyT6OW
So the bottom line is ~ You really shouldn't even be here.
The next time a sales candidate asks what the 'average' person makes. Kick them out and say your not looking for average salespeople. The next time someone asks you about failure rates in business, or in any arena, ask them ~ Why ~ Are you planning to fail?
Here's the only odds we really need to know.
We All Die.