Certainty Stems from Making Bold Decisions
Certainty stems from making Bold Decisions in direct alignment with your North Star and your vision for future. You need not know the outcome of your decisions in order to make a choice; indeed, most of the time you will not know the immediate result of your decisions. But you can create the desired end result of your choices.
Only simple choices have predictable outcomes, but in truth, only the immediate outcome is predictable, the long term outcome is not. People tend to steer toward small choices to avoid facing the unexpected, but in doing so, they lose their ability to create boldness, thereby making their long-term future unpredictable.
As an example, when people are young they tend to be very conservative in their investing, statistically speaking. Then, as they near retirement age they find that they are not in a position to retire, so they see their error in having played it safe. They become more aggressive and take bigger risks, but unfortunately they do not always have adequate time to Course Correct and gain enough certainty in investing. In most of these instances they lose what money they had.
The more effective strategy is to start out boldly, use trial and error to learn and gain competency, and then become more conservative as you get older. Although this pattern produces more favorable results, it is rarely followed.
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