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Don’t play not to lose

Don’t play not to lose

A month ago, I said that having a backup plan was important. I believe I lied.

Okay, well that may have been a bit of a drastic thing to say, but I don’t believe that it was completely out of hand.

I do believe that a few of the things that come with backup plans are necessary, but not the plan itself – not completely.

Time to go into a story.

I called myself creating a fall back for myself a few months ago. I did a pretty good job for myself. I was able to get a few things started and actually did think that I was going to be able to handle it all.

*The issue came about when I realized that we humans do have limited bandwidth.

I wasn’t paying full attention to anything. My mind was everywhere and it was an easy thing to tell. I was able to get my work done but, the lack of attention that I was able to really pay to anything showed up in all of that work.

*this experience also helped me realize the true worth of money.

I was so stretched that I wasn’t able to really pay attention to anything that I wanted to pay attention to. While I was doing what I needed to do (or so I thought) I wasn’t really getting anything done.

This led me to a conclusion.

It’s much better to understand the risks of focus and accept them than to diversify and be mediocre. I diversified and got nothing done. I was average.

*Do not take this in the extremely literal way. It is important to spread things out in some cases. When you’re just starting out, I don’t think it’s the most effective plan.

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jimmieperry

Take advantage of your time. Follow your plan. That's my motto. I'm an entrepreneur from birth who has tons of philosophical thoughts.

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