Did you know that 90% of all businesses fail in their first year? Did you also know that college students who play video games study an average of 40% less? If you live an anecdotal life, these powers can influence you.
If you don’t become a self fulfilling prophecy you don’t have to live an anecdotal life.
Anecdotal Life Defined
I know a guy that sucks… Well not just one person, but several people. We will generalize and call them Andy Anecdote.
Well, Andy Anecdote will say things like why start a business because they fail, or why would you want to have a rental property… renters destroy the place.
Andy Anecdote is right, but he is also wrong.
Every business fails. 100% of them. So what? This blog won’t be around forever, because I won’t be. The oldest business in America is the Shirley Plantation. Started in 1612. People started businesses in 1611… none of them lasted. Only one lasted from 1612 until now. Who cares? Do you know how much money Steve Jobs gets to spend right now? None.
Avoid the Anecdotal Life
Who cares everyone around you wants to suck? Get around me. I don’t want to be a negative person. I can hear the whine now “But Drew, this post is negative!” Well good for you Andy Anecdote… you figured something out.
If you aren’t negative toward negative things. You will never be positive.
Are you spending your life living towards the anecdote, or are you actually becoming something bigger than yourself?
The Anecdotal Life says go to college to get a good job. Reality says Bill Gates and James Cameron dropped out.
Bill Gates has said don’t be like him, and honestly, I couldn’t agree more. You will never build Microsoft. However you can build something bigger than yourself.
People call me a know-it-all, and they are right! “Drew you are such a know-it-all!” Because I had rather “know-it-all” because I spend my time learning and harnessing my potential rather than spending my time at a bar wasting my brain cells.
I have 4 college degrees, I am not suggesting dropping out, but the anecdotal life would tell you to go to college, and get a job.
Reality tells you to never stop learning!
So what about the college students mentioned above that study less and had rather play video games?
They are living an anecdotal life. They are obviously not interested in the subjects that they are being taught.
While I was in school for Forensic Science, I got a job as an investigator. It was in the private sector, but it got me excited. Because it was a passion.
I later went back to college for Sports Medicine. I also went from a scrawny 135 lbs to a sexy 190.
I still use that education to this day, because I now have a good understanding of the human body.
People told me if I went to school for Sports Medicine I would never use that degree. I wanted to be an educator. Where I am not a “teacher,” I now have a platform that I reach hundreds of people a day and teach them about health and wellness.
So here’s to you Andy Anecdote!
Thanks for reading,