Over the years I’ve been privileged to meet and interview a whole bunch of amazing entrepreneurs, people like Bill Gates, James Dyson, not that he’s an entrepreneur, but even the Dalai Lama. And I’ve heard it said that entrepreneurs are amazing risk takers.
I don’t believe that entrepreneurs are amazing risk takers. I just believe that they are better able to analyze the facts. Everyone else is governed by fear. And as my mother likes to remind me, every now and then fear is an acronym. It stands for false evidence appearing real.
So next time you’re presented with an opportunity, I want you to think like an entrepreneur, I want you to analyze the facts. I want you to de risk it, and I want you to stop being governed by that terrible word fear, because most of the time fear stands for false evidence appearing real.