Every day I find myself working hard and wondering, “Is this worth it?”
In my life, I’ve made so many bad decisions that it’s getting harder to try to make them on a daily basis. I keep second-guessing myself. And as time passes by, I find myself making less and less risky decisions.
I know that you’re thinking that’s not a bad thing. But it is.
Going the path of less risky decisions mean that it’s less likely for me to take a risk.
- Changing jobs
- Starting a business
- Making improvements
- Challenging the status quo
- Standing up for what you believe
These are things that involve taking a risk.
When I was younger, it was easier to take chances, because even if it was a wrong choice, I had time to recover. Now I ask myself, “What if I make a mistake now? Would I be able to recover?”
And I’ve made so many poor investments in my time.
- Buying stocks at the wrong time.
- Investments that didn’t bring the type of return that I expected.
- Starting a business that didn’t bring the success for which I had hoped.
So my net worth is a little weak at the moment.
I have to consider things like healthcare and sending my kids to university. Taking financial risks now bring me anxiety rather than excitement.
The bad decisions that I’ve made in my life have not made me a better decision-maker. It’s made me too cautious.