Opportunity cost

I think it’s Buddhists who say that depression is rage turned inwards. I think there’s some truth to that.
In fact, the times in my life where I’ve felt the worst have not been where I made a mistake and fucked up, but the times where I’ve been too scared to make a mistake and let an opportunity slip through my fingers.
Depending on how you define an opportunity, this could happen 100x a day or it could happen once every few months.
How do you think you’ll feel if you only miss a few opportunities per year vs missing dozens per day?
Which do you think will make you feel worse?
On the one hand, if you don’t recognize them as opportunities because you sour-grapes yourself and claim to not be interested in that kind of thing, then you can save yourself the mental anguish.
But the flip side of that is that you completely prevent yourself from ever cashing in on those lottery tickets.
On the other hand, if you just watch the opportunities fly by you without at least reaching out to grab them, you’re going to constantly remind yourself that you’re a worthless human being who is too scared to go after what he or she really wants.
Obviously the sweet spot is a combination of both: you recognize the opportunities and take them all as they come. We all like to think we do this, because it’s the logical thing to do.
But if that were the case, we’d all be billionaires with six packs.
And just in case you are, hit me up because I need to borrow some money.

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