99% of My Worries Didn’t Happen


We all know this, but sometimes reading this reinforces our mindset.

I worry all the time. I worry about the growth of my startup. I worry about leaving my dog at home while I’m away at work. I worry if the cop behind me is going to pull me over for speeding 5 mph over the speed limit.

We worry because our ancestries needs this trait to survive. Being worried and uneasy in an unfamiliar setting was what saved our ancestries from being killed. Fortunately (and unfortunately) that trait pass down to us which explains why we worry when encounter unfamiliar situations.

Writing on Medium.com

When I first started writing on Medium, I worried a lot. What if no one likes what I wrote? Will people leave hate comments on my post because my opinion things is different than theirs? Will people say that I’m unqualified to write because I have grammatical mistakes?

Almost a year into writing on Medium tells me that my internal thoughts were just empty worries.

Occasionally I do still have doubts about my presence on Medium. It sounds silly right now that I’m writing it down, but these thoughts are happens to everyone, even professional writers and book authors.

Now that I’m eight months into writing on Medium, I can tell you that most my worries didn’t happen. So if you have been reading on Medium and have an urge to put your words put here, I encourage you to do so.

The chances your worries coming true is about one percent.


Hi Kate here and thanks for reading. My latest worry is getting 50K traffic from Medium. If you don’t know about this already, it’s a goal post that Tiffany and I set for our startup. I invite you to join us for our journey as it will be very interesting and exciting to see (success or fail).

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