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Forget Being Afraid of Numbers


“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” 
Marie Curie

I read a fascinating article called Hanson Could Have Disappeared. Here’s Why They Didn’t in the February 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. (For a little background Hanson is an American band,  made up of three brothers, that broke out in the late 1990s with the hit “MmmBop”)

One statement, of many, that stood out for me was when Taylor Hanson said this:

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Forget Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda


“But those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little Did.”

Shel Silverstein

Ah, if only that were always true, but sometimes it’s not.

“You shoulda done this.”

“I coulda done better.”

“I woulda if I had the time.”

Sound familiar? These statements usually pop up after someone has taken a risk to do something and stand by it. They like to point out the mistakes and the wasted possibilities.

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