Do you ever use this saying?
“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
I’ve used this phrase many times to offer “sage advice” to others. However, after thinking about it, I will never, ever use it again. It’s a cheap, easy, misguided way to make a decision if you’re looking to make something big happen with your life.
It’s a mindset problem and is one reason why most people set their goals so low or don’t believe in chasing the dreams of their youth anymore.
The key question is: Who or what defines “too good to be true?” Our own past experiences? Others?
If using either of those options, most people might as well give up their 8pm Warrior ways. The opportunities we work so hard for are not supposed to be like anything we (or others) have seen before.
Isn’t unimaginable success the whole point?
Here’s a better idea. Instead of teaching cheap sayings that breed fear and rule out most life changing opportunities (joining a startup, leaving your long-time employer, etc.), let’s teach our kids, friends, students, or employees HOW to look at each opportunity with an educated eye.
There are many bad opportunities out there (see my MLM post last week), but there are also good ones too.
Some are so good; they just couldn’t possibly be true…like helping start Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Zimmerman Advertising, <insert your favorite 8pm Warrior startup success here>, or Clear Medical Solutions.
8pm Warriors have to use a better way to judge opportunities.
Have a Great Night!