When Should I be Worried about my Business?

I often hear Clients say that they are worried. It sometimes makes sense to express concern about items in your business and personal life. However, does it pay to literally worry? I don’t believe so. Mark Twain described worry as the interest paid on a debt you never owed…

While we should all be studying various facets of our business, I see little benefit in worrying. Will it make things better? I doubt it. Will it add any time to your life? I don’t think so. It will be more likely to accomplish just the opposite.

Will worrying add any clarity to your business thinking and acumen? I doubt it…

Napoleon Hill suggested that we should, “Kill the habit of worry, in all its forms, by reaching a general, blanket decision that nothing is worth the price of worry. With this decision will come poise, peace of mind, and calmness of thought which will bring happiness.”

A lifelong friend of mine stated that he considers all of the possible outcomes of any decision, and then, if he feels he can live with what he believes is the worst possible outcome, he moves forward without worrying further about it. Sounds like good advice!

My advice: Quit worrying, focus clearly on the decision at hand and the options available, and based upon what you and your advisors know, make your best choice. None of us gets every decision right, but I believe you will be well on your way to achieving higher levels of success as a result!