If we made all our decisions based on the actually odds of success, we’d rarely attempt anything risk or achieve anything significant. – Late Bloomers 212
Many of the freelancer’s that were my “peers” when I started aren’t freelancing anymore. Sure we see a few that have built companies instead, but I’m not counting them since they still work for themselves. I’m talking about a bunch that couldn’t run a business, couldn’t get enough clients, spent themselves into oblivion…
If you were to look at my cohort and then decide if you wanted to take the risk, you’d see maybe an 80% failure rate1. Would you want to embark on a journey that had an 80% failure rate?
Yet, working for yourself is idolized. I love it and while I’m open for other opportunities, it would have to be something truly amazing for me to take a job elsewhere.
The things we want are hard, we may fail.
That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t bother trying.
- Doing some mental math here, it’s high whatever it is. ↩