This scared the shit out of me

So yesterday was my 60th birthday,

I spent the day with my family… And I’m having a party later today with some more close friends.

A few months ago I was sitting down thinking about how I’d celebrate my 60th,

and all of a sudden a thought crossed my mind that scared the shit out of me.

It was only for a split second…

But it was enough to stop my train of thought and leave a sick feeling at the bottom of my stomach.

Thing is… My mum wasn’t much older than 60 when she passed away.

She died of a heart attack a few years back,

And although we’re obviously different people, and live completely different lifestyles.

The thought left me feeling very vulnerable, fragile… And extremely old.

There was no logic to the way I was feeling,

My mum and I have lived very different lives so there is no reason anything remotely similar would happen to me.

But the thought scared me all the same.

A popular phrase that has done the rounds in the personal development industry is…“The past doesn’t equal the future”

I’m not sure where I heard it first, but I’ve heard it several times over the years.

And no matter how obvious and simplistic it sounds… It’s true and something we often forget.

Just because you (or someone you know) has failed or fucked up in the past, it doesn’t mean its going to happen again.

Just because the last consultant you hired didn’t work out it doesn’t mean the next one won’t,

Just because a marketing strategy didn’t work once, it doesn’t mean it won’t work next time you try it,

Just because one client said no to you and bought from your cheaper competitor instead, it doesn’t mean the next one will.

Just because you made the wrong decision once, it doesn’t mean you will next time around.

Especially if you learn from what went wrong first time around.

At 60, my mum didn’t really exercise at all and ate incredibly unhealthily.

So over the years I’ve made an effort to learn from her mistakes,

I eat healthily,

Exercise regularly,

And generally look after my body.

And its helped,

I’m in much better shape than she was at 60 and even in much better shape than most people years younger than me,

But even that didn’t stop me being scared.

Thing is…

I had no choice… I was going to turn 60 no matter how scared I was of doing so.

But there are plenty of Recruitment and Search Firm Owners who let their fears of past experiences stop them from moving forward.

And instead of simply learning from theirs or other peoples past mistakes… They use it as an excuse not to try.

Remember… The past does not equal the future.

And the only way to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes as other Recruitment and Search Firms who have walked the path you’re treading is to learn from them.

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Until then…

Take care, take action and be relentless…

Terry Edwards