I love setting goals and working towards them little but little. What I don’t love is that my mind will think of the worst-case scenario which can at times paralyze me to get things done, especially when it comes to my business goals.
What’s the worst thing that could happen if I moved forward in my business?
Reflections, Thoughts, and Feelings when it comes to the worst-case scenario
The worst thing that could happen is that I lose more negative people in my life. I know, I know, you’re probably reading this and you’re like “how is this a bad thing”. It’s not really. But we are drawn to the drama of other people’s misery. I am more aware of this now and in reality, don’t care but that mind is a fickle beast sometimes.
What if I don’t know how to manage a lot of money? What if I don’t know how to be responsible for it? I’ve been working on this for some time because my past has indeed related to how I manage money. Yes, I had the basic things I needed from the time I was two (shelter, food, clothing) but I didn’t get extra.
When I was in my teens, even though I had an allowance, I wasn’t allowed to spend it how I wanted as it was controlled by social workers and my guardian. This means when I did have money, I went a bit wild in spending which also impacted my credit. To this day I will ask myself “do I really need this?”, “do I need it now?” and “can it wait for another day?”. It’s been helpful in managing my bills.
And of course, the more money I make, the more I owe in taxes. I also have the money to pay them and find myself a bookkeeper/accountant that knows what they are doing and helps me navigate this world.
In the past, the worst-case scenario for me was that I make too much and yet not enough money to manage my son’s medical care. Aside from the regular visits, he will have to do for the rest of his life to ensure that his liver continues to be well and function. He’s on 10 different medications that need to be managed for his health, both physically and mentally.
And clearly being successful in business may have some drawbacks but at the end of the day. I know I can also do a lot of good, like sponsoring my friends in their endeavors of working towards their goals.