Risk ≠ Return in Market Nor Life
You don’t go all-in every hand in poker.
You know that practice prepares you for the game.
Risk can’t equal return. If it did, it wouldn’t be risky.
Think about it. If the riskiest attempts and investments ultimately paid off, then your focus should be on seeking out risk because it will produce results. It would follow that you should borrow against your home equity to buy lottery tickets.
It applies in more reasonable scenarios too.
Take running. Most people want to “feel it”. They want the labored breathing, feeling the mental strain of pushing it, and their shirt soaked in sweat.
It’s not all-out sprinting, but it sure is aggressive.
I can hear people saying, “That’s how you get better. It’s the fastest way to progress.”
Except it’s not.
That approach is essentially too fast for you to recover from regular efforts, but too slow to make you better. And get this side effect, it makes this type of runner more susceptible to heart disease.
Being more aggressive doesn’t mean you’ll see better results. It can work, and we’ve seen it work. What’s missing from the observation are all the other people using the same aggressive approach with subpar results.
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